Strategies for the surveillance of COVID-19
This document proposes an updated strategy for COVID-19 surveillance at national and EU/EEA level that specifically aims to reconcile the data needs for effective pandemic response with what is still feasible in countries and within healthcare systems under siege, while taking into account guidance issued by the World Health Organization.
COVID-19: ECDC updates case definition for EU surveillance
Following the rapid increase of coronavirus cases in Italy, ECDC continuously assesses the impact that those local clusters have on the overall risk of further spread in the EU/EEA. In addition, the Centre supports the Member States in their COVID-19 preparedness and response efforts.
Threat assessment brief: Outbreak of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Situation in Italy
Outbreak of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Situation in Italy
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.
Challenges and opportunities in disease forecasting in outbreak settings: A case study of measles in Lola Prefecture, Guinea
Graham, M., Suk, J.E., Takahashi, S., Jessica Metcalf, C., Paez Jimenez, A., Prikazsky, V., Ferrari, M.J., Lessler, J.
Expert consultation meeting on West Nile virus maps
The European public health and blood authorities responded to the threat posed by West Nile virus to blood safety of blood and blood components by adopting preventive measures which are defined in the EU blood legislation, professional guides of the Council of Europe and the EU WNV blood transfusion preparedness plan. The measures include the deferral of blood donors that have visited or residing in a NUTS 3 area considered to be affected (i.e. with at least one confirmed case).
Recommendations for enterovirus diagnostics and characterisation within and beyond Europe
Harvala, H., Broberg, E., Benschop, K., Berginc, N., Ladhani, S., Susi, P., Christiansen, C., McKenna, J., Allen, D., Makiello, P., McAllister, G., Carmen, M., Zakikhany, K., Dyrdak, R., Nielsen, X., Madsen, T., Paul, J., Moore, C., von Eije, K., Piralla, A., Carlier, M., Vanoverschelde, L., Poelman, R., Anton, A., López-Labrador, F.X., Pellegrinelli, L., Keeren, K., Maier, M., Cassidy, H., Derdas, S., Savolainen-Kopra, C., Diedrich, S., Nordbø, S., Buesa, J., Bailly, J.-L., Baldanti, F., MacAdam, A., Mirand, A., Dudman, S., Schuffenecker, I., Kadambari, S., Neyts, J., Griffiths, M.J., Richter, J., Margaretto, C., Govind, S., Morley, U., Adams, O., Krokstad, S., Dean, J., Pons-Salort, M., Prochazka, B., Cabrerizo, M., Majumdar, M., Nebbia, G., Wiewel, M., Cottrell, S., Coyle, P., Martin, J., Moore, C., Midgley, S., Horby, P., Wolthers, K., Simmonds, P., Niesters, H., Fischer, T.K.
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.