A cluster of Legionnaires' disease in Belgium linked to a cooling tower, August-September 2016: Practical approach and challenges
Hammami, N., Laisnez, V., Wybo, I., Uvijn, D., Broucke, C., Van Damme, A., Van Zandweghe, L., Bultynck, W., Temmerman, W., Van De Ginste, L., Moens, T., Robesyn, E.
Toscana, West Nile, Usutu and tick-borne encephalitis viruses: external quality assessment for molecular detection of emerging neurotropic viruses in Europe, 2017
Reusken, C., Baronti, C., Mögling, R., Papa, A., Leitmeyer, K., Charrel, R.N.
ECDC launches e-learning course and operational tool for development of rapid risk assessments
ECDC launches a new e-learning course on rapid risk assessments (RRA) as well as an operational tool that describes the RRA methodology used by the Centre. The course and the tool support public health experts responsible for developing RRAs at European, national or sub-national level.
Preparedness and response against diseases with epidemic potential in the European Union: A qualitative case study of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and poliomyelitis in five member states
Kinsman, J., Angrén, J., Elgh, F., Furberg, M., Mosquera, P.A., Otero-García, L., Snacken, R., Derrough, T., Carrillo Santisteve, P., Ciotti, M., Tsolova, S.
Development of a public health emergency preparedness competency model for European Union countries
Stoto, M.A., Savoia, E., Nelson, C., Piltch-Loeb, R., Guicciardi, S., Takacs, J., Santos, C.V., Ciotti, M.
ECDC tool for the prioritisation of infectious disease threats
This qualitative tool, implemented as an Excel workbook, ranks infectious disease threats in a transparent, comparable and methodologically reproducible manner.
How can we be better prepared for the next global health threat? Planning and implementing emergency risk communication
This capacity building workshop was jointly organised by ECDC and the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and it focused on the link between emergency risk communication and public health emergency preparedness planning.
ECDC-ASEF workshop: Strengthening the link between emergency risk communication and preparedness planning
For the first time, ECDC and the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) jointly organised a capacity-building workshop to discuss the challenges of incorporating emergency risk communication in all aspects of public health emergency preparedness planning. The workshop ‘How can we be better prepared for the next global health threat - Planning and implementing emergency risk communication’ took place 7-8 September in Stockholm and convened over 60 public health experts from Asian and EU/EEA countries.
Risk communication as a core public health competence in infectious disease management: Development of the ECDC training curriculum and programme
Dickmann, P., Abraham, T., Sarkar, S., Wysocki, P., Cecconi, S., Apfel, F., Nurm, Ü.