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.
Staying healthy during Pride season: practice safer sex and check vaccination status
Dutch health authorities have recently reported an increase of hepatitis A infections particularly affecting men who have sex with men. With the on-going Pride events across Europe, ECDC stresses the importance of ensuring hepatitis A vaccination, (advice for) safer sex and personal hygiene practices including washing hands and genital areas before and after sex to avoid infection.
Hepatitis A virus in the EU/EEA, 1975–2014
A systematic review of seroprevalence and incidence comprising European surveillance data and national vaccination recommendations. This report provides a comprehensive picture of Hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection epidemiology in the EU/EEA between 1975 and 2014.
Travel-associated hepatitis A in Europe, 2009 to 2015
Beauté, J., Westrell, T., Schmid, D., Müller, L., Epstein, J., Kontio, M., Couturier, E., Faber, M., Mellou, K., Borg, M.-L., Friesema, I., Vold, L., Severi, E.
Effectiveness of screening and treatment approaches for schistosomiasis and strongyloidiasis in newly-arrived migrants from endemic countries in the EU/EEA: A systematic review
Agbata, E.N., Morton, R.L., Bisoffi, Z., Bottieau, E., Greenaway, C., Biggs, B., Montero, N., Tran, A., Rowbotham, N., Arevalo-Rodriguez, I., Myran, D.T., Noori, T., Alonso-Coello, P., Pottie, K., Requena-Méndez, A.
Reorienting health systems to care for people with HIV beyond viral suppression
Safreed-Harmon, K., Anderson, J., Azzopardi-Muscat, N., Behrens, G.M.N., d'Arminio Monforte, A., Davidovich, U., del Amo, J., Kall, M., Noori, T., Porter, K., Lazarus, J.V.
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.