Now-Casting and Short-Term Forecasting during Influenza Pandemics - A focused developmental ECDC workshop
Key changes to pandemic plans by Member States of the WHO European Region based on lessons learnt from the 2009 pandemic
A joint WHO Europe-ECDC report summarising key changes in pandemic preparedness plans across 45 countries is published.
CNRL in silico exercise to determine the capabilities of network laboratories to detect triple reassortant swine origin influenza A(H3N2) viruses
Following the emergence of swine influenza A(H3N2) variant (v) viruses with sporadic human infections in North America, the Community Network of Reference Laboratories (CNRL) and the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency completed an exercise to assess the CNRL’s capability to detect novel reassortant and circulating triple reassortant swine viruses (TRA) in humans.
Consultation on Plasmodium vivax transmission risk, Stockholm, 17–18 January 2012
In response to the malaria outbreak in Greece in 2011, ECDC organised an expert consultation on Plasmodium vivax transmission in Europe on 17 and 18 January 2012. The overall objective of this consultation was to gain a comprehensive understanding of the malaria transmission potential in Greece and in Europe in order to propose recommendations for actions for preparedness and response at the EU and country levels.
External quality assessment scheme for influenza virus detection and culture for the Community Network of Reference Laboratories for Human Influenza in Europe 2010/2011
Results of the 2nd ECDC/CNRL external quality assurance (EQA) scheme for influenza virus detection and culture show a high standard of influenza virus detection and typing maintained across influenza reference laboratories in EU/EEA countries.
Consultation on vector-related risk for chikungunya virus transmission in Europe
Review of Chlamydia Control Activities in EU Countries
This report illustrates the scope and the findings of Project SCREen, arguably the biggest study to date on chlamydia control activities in the EU. In addition to data from EU Member States, SCREen also collected data from EU candidate countries, EFTA member states, and the USA.