Climatic Factors Driving Invasion of the Tiger Mosquito (Aedes albopictus) into New Areas of Trentino, Northern ItalyArchived
The tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus), vector of several emerging diseases, is expanding into more northerly latitudes as well as into higher altitudes in northern Italy. Changes in the pattern of distribution of the tiger mosquito may affect the potential spread of infectious diseases transmitted by this species in Europe.
Mathematical modelling of the impact of climatic conditions in France on Rhipicephalus sanguineus tick activity and density since 1960Archived
Rhipicephalus sanguineus, the brown dog tick, has a worldwide distribution in areas with a relatively warm climate, including mild winters.
Mumps: Burden of disease in FranceArchived
Mumps is not a notifiable disease in France, and this study provides useful information by combining different data sources. The current incidence of mumps is somewhat higher than the average European (9 versus 3.2 per 100 000 per year) and authors sugges
Conclusions on visit to Romania, 26-27 April 2011Archived
ECDC was pleased that the Government of Romania extended an invite to meet health care workers who are working with the Roma population. ECDC Director, Marc Sprenger, as head of the delegation shares three lesson.
Europe can make a difference against health inequalities, says ECDC Director at the Informal Meeting of Ministers of HealthArchived
During the Informal Meeting of Ministers of Health, 5-6th July, ECDC Director Marc Sprenger gives a speech presenting evidence of health inequalities in the EU, as well as several options for intervention.
Weekly Influenza Surveillance Overview (WISO) and new study presenting global estimates of the burden seasonal influenza in children publishedArchived
While Europe is experiencing low influenza activity a new study presenting global estimates of the burden of respiratory infections due to seasonal influenza in young children has been published online by the Lancet on the 11 November 2011
Adjusting surveillance of emerging infectious disease threat due to climate change in the EUArchived
Adjustments to surveillance practices in the EU will enhance preparedness and public health response to emerging infectious diseases, thereby helping to contain human and economic costs. These are the conclusions of an article published this week in Science magazine, describing a study co-authored by ECDC.
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.