Rapid risk assessment: Review of the epidemiological situation of West Nile virus infection in the European Union
In the ongoing 2011 West Nile virus transmission season, cases have been reported from newly affected geographical areas
Epidemiological situation of tick-borne encephalitis in the European Union and European Free Trade Association countries
The report summarises existing information on the occurrence of TBE to obtain a better understanding of the current magnitude of TBE in the European Union (EU) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Cyclovirus in cerebrospinal fluid of patients with central nervous system infection
This assessment is related to the publication of the identification of a new cyclovirus species, tentatively named cyclovirus-Vietnam (CyCV-VN), in cerebrospinal fluid of patients with acute central nervous system infection. However, there are insufficient data to assess the risk for disease occurrence in humans or potential of human-to-human transmission. Further studies should be encouraged in Europe and elsewhere to investigate the possible pathogenicity, epidemiology, and transmission patterns of cycloviruses.
Environmental risk mapping: Aedes albopictus in Europe. Proof-of-concept study for the European Environment and Epidemiology Network
This handbook uses maps produced through the non-linear discriminate analysis methodology and interprets them to show the potential for Ae. albopictus to spread further in Europe.
Train-the-trainers - Epidemiological methods applied to vaccine preventable diseasesArchived
This 3-day workshop was focused on building the capacity to organize, manage, and conduct training on epidemiological methods applied to vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD). The goal was to improve the participants’ skills as trainers.
Expert consultation: Breakthroughs in molecular epidemiology of human pathogens - How to translate into public health practiceArchived
The meeting brought together researchers, microbiologists and public health experts to discuss how public health can benefit from the recent scientific and technological advances in molecular microbiology, with special focus on the rapidly evolving next generation sequencing technology.