Literature review: Best practices in ranking emerging infectious disease threats
The threat of serious, cross-border infectious disease outbreaks in Europe is a significant challenge in terms of emergency preparedness. In order to effectively target the use of resources to manage the risks of outbreak, it is necessary to formulate rankings or prioritisation of human and/or animal pathogens. This literature review aims to identify the range of methods used to prioritise communicable disease threats for the purposes of emergency preparedness planning.
New bornavirus strain detected in the EU, 26 February 2015
This rapid risk assessment assesses the public health threat of a recently reported cluster of acute fatal encephalitis in three squirrel breeders in Germany, possibly related to an infection with a newly identified bornavirus.
Exchange of views on the Ebola crisis, European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
ECDC Director Marc Sprenger addressed MEPs of the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety regarding the ongoing Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa.
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.
A network strategy to advance public health in Europe
Semenza, J.C., Apfel, F., Rose, T., Giesecke, J.
Event-based surveillance for emerging infectious diseases in the EU/EFTA
Santos-O'Connor, F., Mantero, J., Vasconcelos, P., Mollet, T., Ciotti, M., Coulombier, D.
Environmental suitability of vibrio infections in a warming climate: An early warning system
Semenza, J.C., Trinanes, J., Lohr, W., Sudre, B., Löfdahl, M., Martinez-Urtaza, J., Nichols, G.L., Rocklöv, J.