Thematic report: Migrants, 2014 progress report
This ECDC thematic report covers key issues and priorities for action in Europe. It draws on country data reported to ECDC for Dublin Declaration monitoring and UNAIDS global reporting in 2012 and 2014 and surveillance data reported by countries to ECDC and WHO Europe since 2004.
Hepatitis B and C in the EU neighbourhood: prevalence, burden of disease and screening policies
This literature review answers a series of questions on the prevalence of chronic HBV and HCV infection in the general EU population, the number of individuals with chronic HBV or HCV infection, and current national practices for screening for chronic HBV and HCV infection, all with the overarching goal of promoting national and European policies on the secondary prevention of these two diseases.
Handbook on implementing syndromic surveillance in migrant reception/detention centres and other refugee settings
This handbook is designed to assist public health authorities in developing syndromic surveillance protocols that complement routine surveillance in migrant reception centres and refugee hosting sites.
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.
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.
Driving forces for changes in geographical distribution of Ixodes ricinus ticks in Europe
Medlock, J.M., Hansford, K.M., Bormane, A., Derdakova, M., Estrada-Pena, A., George, J.C.,Golovljova, I., Jaenson, T.G.T., Jensen, J.K., Jensen, P.M., Kazimirova, M., Oteo, J.A., Papa, A., Pfister, K., Plantard, O., Rolph, S.E., Rizzoli, A., Santos-Silva, M.M., Sprong, H., Vial, L., Hendrickx, G., Zeller, H., van Bortel,W.
Thematic report: HIV and migrants
This report summarises key issues related to HIV and migrants in Europe, focusing on the EU/EEA, and identifies priority actions to improve the HIV response for this key population. It draws on 2015 surveillance data reported to ECDC and the WHO Regional Office for Europe, and 2016 Dublin Declaration monitoring data reported to ECDC by 48 countries.
Social determinants and risk factors in tuberculosis surveillance in the EU/EEA
The objective of this report is to provide countries with advice on what social determinant and risk factor variables to collect and what definitions to use, and to propose information to be collected at the national and European level.