World Refugee Day 2019
World Refugee Day, held each year on 20 June, highlights the challenges of those who had to flee their homes and is an opportunity to show solidarity with displaced people throughout the world.
Effectiveness of screening and treatment approaches for schistosomiasis and strongyloidiasis in newly-arrived migrants from endemic countries in the EU/EEA: A systematic review
Agbata, E.N., Morton, R.L., Bisoffi, Z., Bottieau, E., Greenaway, C., Biggs, B., Montero, N., Tran, A., Rowbotham, N., Arevalo-Rodriguez, I., Myran, D.T., Noori, T., Alonso-Coello, P., Pottie, K., Requena-Méndez, A.
Public health guidance on screening and vaccination for infectious diseases in newly arrived migrants within the EU/EEA
The main objective of this guidance is to provide scientific advice, based on an evidence-based assessment of targeted public health interventions, to facilitate effective screening and vaccination for priority infectious diseases among newly arrived migrant populations to the EU/EEA. It is intended to support EU/EEA Member States to develop national strategies to strengthen infectious disease prevention and control among migrants and meet the health needs of these populations.
Public health guidance on HIV, hepatitis B and C testing in the EU/EEA
This guidance aims to provide EU/EEA countries with an evidence-based framework to help develop, implement, monitor and evaluate their own national HBV, HCV and HIV testing guidelines and programmes.
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.
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in migrants, multi-country cluster - 3rd update, 13 April 2017
A multi-country cluster of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) involving 28 migrants has been delineated by whole genome sequencing (WGS) in migrants recently having arrived from countries in the Horn of Africa.
Rapid risk assessment: multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in migrants, multi-country cluster - 2nd update, 27 March 2017
This second update provides information regarding the risk of EU transmission of an MDR TB clone initially detected in seven asylum seekers from the Horn of Africa who currently reside in Switzerland.
Prevention and assessment of infectious diseases among children and adult migrants arriving to the European Union/European Economic Association: A protocol for a suite of systematic reviews for public health and health systems
Pottie, K., Mayhew, A.D., Morton, R.L., Greenaway, C., Akl, E.A., Rahman, P., Zenner, D., Pareek, M., Tugwell, P., Welch, V., Meerpohl, J., Alonso-Coello, P., Hui, C., Biggs, B.-A., Requena-Méndez, A., Agbata, E., Noori, T., Schünemann, H.J.
Communicable disease threats report, 13-19 November 2016, week 46
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 13-19 November 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus and influenza.