Considerations for contact tracing during the monkeypox outbreak in Europe, 2022
In this report, we offer considerations for the prioritisation of efforts to identify and manage close contacts, as well as indicators for public health authorities in the EU/EEA that can be used for monitoring the efficacy of their contact tracing activities.
ECDC and WHO publish joint technical report on navigating monkeypox during the summer season
As monkeypox cases rise, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have today published a technical report to provide advice for health authorities and event organisers for the upcoming summer.
Interim advice for public health authorities on summer events during the monkeypox outbreak in Europe, 2022
The aim of this document is to provide concise advice to public health authorities and guide their prevention, awareness-raising and behaviour change interventions before, during and after upcoming summer events.
Interim advice on Risk Communication and Community Engagement during the monkeypox outbreak in Europe, 2022
This document is intended for health authorities working on RCCE in the context of the current monkeypox outbreak in Europe. It provides advice on approaches to the communication of risks and engagement of population groups based on the outbreak’s epidemiology and context, recommended preventive measures and people’s perceptions and behaviour.
Risk assessment: Monkeypox multi-country outbreak
Cases of monkeypox (MPX) acquired in the EU have recently been reported in nine EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the Netherlands).
Multi-country outbreak of monophasic Salmonella Typhimurium sequence type 34 linked to chocolate products – first update
On 17 February 2022, the United Kingdom (UK) reported a cluster of cases with monophasic Salmonella Typhimurium sequence type 34 infection. As of 18 May 2022, 324 cases had been reported in 12 EU/EEA countries and the UK, including two distinct strains.
COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol: Operational guidelines for the management of air passengers and aviation personnel in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) have updated their joint Aviation Health Safety Protocol providing clear operational guidance and risk-based recommendations for health-safe air travel to complement the European Union’s initiatives, such as the EU Digital COVID Certificates.
Joint statement: Ensuring high-quality viral hepatitis care for refugees from Ukraine
This document provides an overview of public health guidance aimed to ensure that the needs of refugees in relation to viral hepatitis are appropriately met, for all stages along the continuum of care from prevention through to treatment.
Transitioning beyond the acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic: Approaches and tools used by a sample of EU countries in the transition and de-escalation phase – interim report
In February and March 2022, ECDC carried out a series of dialogues with selected EU countries to discuss their approaches to transitioning into the post-acute phase of the pandemic and/or de-escalating measures, including their plans regarding specific key areas.
Overview of the implementation of COVID-19 vaccination strategies and deployment plans in the EU/EEA
This report provides an updated overview of the progress of national COVID-19 vaccination strategies in EU/EEA countries, including updates on: vaccine uptake overall and by target group; vaccination strategies and policies in place; and vaccine acceptance and hesitancy.