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.
Presentation: Situation overview on hepatitis E in the EU/EEA Member States
Hepatitis E is one of the most common causes of acute hepatitis in the EU/EEA but currently not notifiable at EU level. This presentation summarises ECDC's work on the topic and survey results on hepatitis E on 2005 to 2015 data.
HEVnet: A one health, collaborative, interdisciplinary network and sequence data repository for enhanced hepatitis e virus molecular typing, characterisation and epidemiological investigations
Mulder, A.C., Kroneman, A., Franz, E., Vennema, H., Tulen, A.D., Takkinen, J., Hofhuis, A., Adlhoch, C., Aberle, S., Subissi, L., Suin, V., Midgley, S., Kuznetsova, T., Izopet, J., Pavio, N., Baechlein, C., Baylisa, S.A., Corman, V.M., Fabera, M., Johne, R., Kamp, C., Wenzel, J.J., Coughlan, S., Di Bartolo, I., Bruni, R., Ciccaglionea, A.R., Garbuglia, A.R., Suffredini, E., Boxman, I., Hogema, B., van der Poel, W., Zaaijera, H., Sousaa, R., Velebit, B., Avellóna, A., Buti, M., Girones, R., Quer, J., Widén, F., Norder, H., Nyström, K., Bachofen, C., Sahli, R., Ijaza, S., Treagus, S., Kulka, M., Rizzi, V.
World Hepatitis Day 2018
On the occasion of World Hepatitis Day, ECDC launched online prevalence database for hepatitis B and C which included data mainly based on peer-reviewed cross sectional studies from 2006 onwards.
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.