Public health guidance: Seasonal influenza vaccination of children and pregnant women
The aim of this guidance document is to provide EU/EEA Member States and EU bodies with relevant information to make an informed decision on routine vaccination of healthy children and pregnant women with seasonal influenza vaccine. The options presented in this document are based on a systematic review of the literature and the opinions of a group of independent experts.
Assessing the risk of communicable diseases transmissible through substances of human origin
This report summarises the discussion and outcomes of an expert consultation on communicable diseases transmissible through substances of human origin (SoHO) which took place at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in Stockholm, Sweden, on 20 and 21 September 2011.
Assessing the burden of key infectious diseases affecting migrant populations in the EU/EEA
This report presents the main findings of an ECDC project to assess the burden of infectious diseases among migrants in the EU/EEA based on available data for specific diseases: human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), tuberculosis (TB), hepatitis B, hepatitis C, gonorrhoea, syphilis, measles and rubella, malaria and Chagas disease.
Assessing the burden of key infectious diseases affecting migrant populations in the EU/EEA: Executive summary
Migrant health series: Epidemiology of HIV and AIDS in migrant communities and ethnic minorities in EU/EEA countries
This report is part of the ECDC Report on migration and infectious diseases in the EU, a series of documents presenting data analysis, evidence summary, interpretation and guidance on interventions in the field of migration and selected infectious diseases.
Results of the Burden of Communicable Diseases in Europe (BCoDE) study
Results of the Burden of Communicable Diseases in Europe (BCoDE) project provided key messages for planning and prioritization of communicable diseases in Europe, as well as offer a comprehensive overview of the quality and availability of surveillance data, and uncertainties surrounding them.
Mumps: Burden of disease in FranceArchived
Mumps is not a notifiable disease in France, and this study provides useful information by combining different data sources. The current incidence of mumps is somewhat higher than the average European (9 versus 3.2 per 100 000 per year) and authors sugges
Comparative community burden and severity of seasonal and pandemic influenza: results of the Flu Watch cohort study
In a large community study (Flu Watch), cohorts were prospectively studied across the UK during six periods (2006-2010) with the main aim to compare the burden and the severity of seasonal and pandemic influenza across different age groups over time.
Estimated burden of healthcare-associated infections higher than that of other infectious diseases such as influenza, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis together, study says
A study published today by PLOS Medicine, estimates the combined burden of six healthcare-associated infections as being higher than that of diseases such as influenza, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis together.
Methodology Protocol available on measuring burden of communicable diseasesArchived
European Union countries face the challenge of how to best allocate limited resources in healthcare protection and disease prevention to achieve maximum results. Measurement of the burden of diseases provides important evidence for health policy formulation.