Principles and computer tools for outbreak investigation
ECDC delivered Training courses for communicable disease outbreak investigation in years 2007, 2008 and 2009 within a framework contract and more than 400 epidemiologists were trained. Still constant need was perceived and articulated from EU Member states. ECDC therefore decided to deliver new set of courses with the same aim.
Eighteenth European Health Forum Gastein
On the occasion of the 18th European Health Forum Gastein, ECDC, in cooperation with DG Health and Food safety of the European Commission, hosted a lunch workshop. The session aimed to identify existing gaps and explore what needed to be strengthened or further developed to ensure resilient health systems in Europe.
ECDC experts deployed to Romania to support national investigations
According to the Ministry of Health of Romania, 12 children, aged between 5-16 months in Arges county attended the District Paediatric Hospital in Bucharest for vomiting and diarrhoea, with or without dehydration, and suspected Haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) between January 29 and 9 February. Three of the cases have died, three are under dialysis in ICU , five are admitted in a nephrology ward and one has been discharged. No causative agent has been identified yet.
ECDC mission to Greece to support national risk assessment needs related to refugees’ situation
Due to the arrival of refugees in Greece, ECDC, the European Commission and Greek authorities continue to closely monitor the situation to rapidly identify and assess potential public health threats related to communicable diseases.
ECDC statement on the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases in Italy
In the last 24 hours, the Italian Ministry of Health confirmed an increasing number of COVID-19 cases, including two deaths, clustered in two regions in Northern Italy as well as single cases in other regions in Northern Italy.
Raw grated beetroot linked to several outbreaks of sudden-onset gastrointestinal illness, Finland 2010.
Jacks, A., Toikkanen, S., Pihlajasaari, A., Johansson, T., Hakkinen, M., Hemminki, K., Hokkanen, P., Käpyaho, A., Kärnä, A., Valkola, K., Niskanen, T., Takkinen, J., Kuusi, M., Rimhanen-Finne, R.
Multinational outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infection during an international youth ice hockey competition in Riga, Latvia, Preliminary report, March and April 2015
Pesola, A.K., Pärn, T., Huusko, S., Perevoščikovs, J., Ollgren, J., Salmenlinna, S., Lienemann, T., Gossner, C., Danielsson, N., Rimhanen-Finne, R.