Public health guidance: Seasonal influenza vaccination of children and pregnant women
The aim of this guidance document is to provide EU/EEA Member States and EU bodies with relevant information to make an informed decision on routine vaccination of healthy children and pregnant women with seasonal influenza vaccine. The options presented in this document are based on a systematic review of the literature and the opinions of a group of independent experts.
The disease burden of hepatitis B, influenza, measles and salmonellosis in Germany: first results of the Burden of Communicable Diseases in Europe Study.
Plass, D., Mangen, M.J., Kraemer, A., Pinheiro, P., Gilsdorf, A., Krause, G., Gibbons, C.L., van Lier, A., McDonald, S.A., Brooke, R.J., Kramarz, P., Cassini, A., Kretzschmar, M.E.
Hepatitis B and C testing activities, needs, and priorities in the EU/EEA
ECDC undertook a survey to assess needs and priorities prior to developing guidance on testing and screening for hepatitis B and C (HBV/HCV) in the EU/EEA, and to update the existing evidence on the burden of HBV/HCV morbidity and mortality across EU/EEA Member States.
Expert opinion on rotavirus vaccination in infancy
ECDC has published an Expert Opinion on rotavirus vaccination in infancy. The paper provides EU/EEA Member States with relevant scientific information on burden of rotavirus disease, vaccine effectiveness and safety, and cost-effectiveness studies to support the decision-making process on the possible introduction of routine vaccination of children against rotavirus gastroenteritis.
Cost-effectiveness analysis of programmatic screening strategies for latent tuberculosis infection in the EU/EEA
The elimination of tuberculosis (TB) in Europe will require the management of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in key populations. Management of LTBI requires the identification and adequate treatment of infected people. It is currently unknown how screening and treatment of key populations should be best organised to have the highest impact with the available resources.
Preventing blood-borne viruses in prison settings: ECDC and EMCDDA Guidance
People in prison experience a higher burden of communicable diseases such as hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV often linked to a history of injecting drug use.
Disability weights for infectious diseases in four European countries: comparison between countries and across respondent characteristics.
De Noordhout, C.M., Devleesschauwer, B., Salomon, J.A., Turner, H., Cassini, A., Colzani, E., Speybroeck, N., Polinder, S., Kretzschmar, M.E., Havelaar, A.H., Haagsma, J.A.
30% of the burden of communicable diseases in Europe is due to influenza
This is new study on the impact of infectious diseases on population in the European Union and European Economic Area countries published in April 2018 in Eurosurveillance.
Assessing the burden of key infectious diseases affecting migrant populations in the EU/EEA
This report presents the main findings of an ECDC project to assess the burden of infectious diseases among migrants in the EU/EEA based on available data for specific diseases: human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), tuberculosis (TB), hepatitis B, hepatitis C, gonorrhoea, syphilis, measles and rubella, malaria and Chagas disease.