Standardising surveillance of hepatitis E virus infection in the EU/EEA: A review of national practices and suggestions for the way forward
Adlhoch, C., Manďáková, Z., Ethelberg, S., Epštein, J., Rimhanen-Finne, R., Figoni, J., Baylis, S.A., Faber, M., Mellou, K., Murphy, N., O'Gorman, J., Tosti, M.E., Ciccaglione, A.R., Hofhuis, A., Zaaijer, H., Lange, H., de Sousa, R., Avellón, A., Sundqvist, L., Said, B., Ijaz, S.
Options for national testing and surveillance for hepatitis E virus in the EU/EEA - Operational guidance
This operational guidance, developed by ECDC in collaboration with its hepatitis E virus (HEV) expert group, offers options on the implementation or adjustment of HEV surveillance at a national level.
1st Hepatitis E virus network (HEVnet) meeting
The key objective of this meeting was to verify the rationale and objectives of molecular typing for surveillance of hepatitis E virus (HEV) through the hepatitis E network (HEVnet). The workshop reviewed HEVnet as a tool for molecular surveillance of HEV in Europe.
ECDC: around 9 million Europeans are affected by chronic hepatitis B or C
An estimated 4.7 million Europeans are living with chronic hepatitis B and almost 4 million (3.9) with chronic hepatitis C infection. However, large numbers of them are not even aware of their infection as they have not yet been tested and diagnosed.
Hepatitis E in the EU/EEA, 2005-2015
The purpose of this study was to assess current testing, diagnosis, and surveillance for HEV in EU/EEA Member States, and to conduct a baseline assessment of available epidemiological data.
ECDC report: 10-fold increase of hepatitis E cases in the EU/EEA between 2005 and 2015
The incidence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection has been steadily increasing across the countries of the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) with 21 081 cases reported in the EU/EEA over the last decade.
Hepatitis E and blood donation safety in selected European countries: A shift to screening?
Domanović, D., Tedder, R., Blumel, J., Zaaijer, H., Gallian, P., Niederhauser, C., Sauleda Oliveras, S., O’Riordan, J., Boland, F., Harritshoj, L., Nascimento, M.S.J., Ciccaglione, A.R., Politis, C., Adlhoch, C., Flan, B., Oualikene-Gonin, W., Rautmann, G., Strengers, P., Hewitt, P.
7th Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network (FWD-Net) meeting
Emerging diseases and outbreak investigations, whole genome sequencing-based surveillance and public health risks related to animal and food imports to the EU/EEA were some of the topics under discussion during the Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network meeting.
These slogans are part a toolkit which aims to support infection prevention in schools, with a focus on gastrointestinal diseases, by assisting EU/EEA countries in their communication initiatives for disease prevention in school settings.
- Escherichia coli infection
- Food- and waterborne diseases
- Gastrointestinal disease
- Health communication
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis E
- Norovirus infection
- Verotoxigenic Escherichia coli infection