Timely actions are needed to rapidly detect and control outbreaks in long-term care facilities
There are still risks for outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) in EU/EEA countries despite high vaccination rates among residents and staff, reveals a new ECDC study published in Eurosurveillance.
Surveillance of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities in the EU/EEA
ECDC has worked with EU/EEA countries to develop a methodology for regular national reporting of existing national surveillance data on COVID-19 in LTCFs, aiming for maximum feasibility. This is to enable ECDC to communicate timely information on epidemiological trends of COVID-19 in LTCFs, in support of national and EU/EEA-level preparedness and response activities.
Hepatitis C virus infection in EU/EEA and United Kingdom prisons: opportunities and challenges for action
Nakitanda, A.O., Montanari, L., Tavoschi, L., Mozalevskis, A., Duffell, E.
Guidance on the provision of support for medically and socially vulnerable populations in EU/EEA countries and the United Kingdom during the COVID-19 pandemic
This document aims to provide guidance for civil society and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as well as for national and regional authorities in the EU/EEA and the UK, who are providing support for people who have medical and social vulnerabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Infection prevention and control and surveillance for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in prisons in EU/EEA countries and the UK
This document provides principles of surveillance, infection prevention and control (IPC) and management of COVID-19 infection in prisons in European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries and the United Kingdom (UK).
Guidance on infection prevention and control of COVID-19 in migrant and refugee reception and detention centres in the EU/EEA and the UK
The main objective of this guidance is to provide scientific advice on public health principles and considerations for infection and prevention control of COVID-19 in migrant and refugee reception and detention centres in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) and the United Kingdom (UK).
Infographic: COVID-19 in care homes
This infographic provides guidance on infection prevention and control in long-term care facilities