Systematic review on the incubation and infectiousness/shedding period of communicable diseases in children
Illnesses caused by infectious diseases are common in children in schools or other childcare settings. Currently there is no common EU approach to the control of communicable diseases in schools or other childcare settings, and existing information is uncertain.
Individual decision-making and childhood vaccination
ECDC organised a meeting among invited experts to exchange cross-disciplinary perspectives on the issue of MMR vaccination refusal among the general European population.
Rubella revisited: Where are we on the road to disease elimination in Central Europe?Archived
Elimination of rubella and prevention of congenital rubella infection in Europe has been a high priority for the WHO European Regional Office over the past decade. In 2010 the WHO regional committee for Europe renewed its commitment to the elimination of rubella and prevention of CRS with a new target of 2015. For Central Europe to reach the target of rubella elimination and prevention of CRS by 2015, very high vaccine coverage levels need to be maintained and catch-up campaigns continued to address susceptible groups, in particular women of child-bearing age.
Disease factsheet about rubella
Rubella is a mild febrile rash illness caused by rubella virus. It is transmitted from person to person via droplets (the virus is present in throat secretions). It affects mainly, but not only, children and when pregnant women are infected, it may result in malformation of the foetus. Humans are the only reservoir of infection.
ECDC and WHO Europe release “MESSAGE” - a tool to assess progress towards measles and rubella eliminationArchived
ECDC and WHO Europe jointly release “MESSAGE - MEaSles and rubella Self Assessment GEnerating tool” for public health experts, to facilitate assessment of the progress made towards measles and rubella elimination.
Impact of infectious diseases on population health using incidence-based disability-adjusted life years (DALYs): Results from the burden of communicable diseases in Europe study, European Union and European economic countries, 2009 to 2013
Cassini, A., Colzani, E., Pini, A., Mangen, M.-J.J., Plass, D., McDonald, S.A., Maringhini, G., van Lier, A., Haagsma, J.A., Havelaar, A.H., Kramarz, P., Kretzschmar, M.E.
Key dimensions for the prevention and control of communicable diseases in institutional settings: A scoping review to guide the development of a tool to strengthen preparedness at migrant holding centres in the EU/EEA
Riccardo, F., Suk, J.E., Espinosa, L., Bella, A., Giambi, C., Delmanso, M., Napoli, C., Grazia Dente, M., Nacca, G., Declich, S.
Management and control of communicable diseases in schools and other child care settings: Systematic review on the incubation period and period of infectiousness
Czumbel, I., Quinten, C., Lopalco, P., Semenza, J.C.