HIV Platform tool
The ECDC HIV Platform Tool is a new end-user application that uses statistical and mathematical methods to calculate adjusted estimates from HIV surveillance data, considering the issues of missing data and reporting delay and employing modelling techniques.
Tenth external quality assessment scheme for typing of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli
This report presents the results of the 10th round of the external quality assessment (EQA-10) scheme for typing of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC).
WHO/ECDC: Nearly half a million lives saved by COVID-19 vaccination in less than a year
A new study by the WHO Regional Office for Europe and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published in Eurosurveillance estimates that 470,000 lives have been saved among those aged 60 years and over since the start of COVID-19 vaccination roll-out in 33 countries across the WHO European Region.
Digital technologies for key public health functions: results of an ECDC expert consultation - May/June 2021
In 2019, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) initiated a project to assess the possible impact of technical advances on its key functions. The results of the project will serve as a source of information for ECDC and its main stakeholders in deciding how to prepare for, and possibly benefit from, technological advances to further improve communicable disease surveillance, prevention and control.
Necrotising fasciitis due to Vibrio cholerae non-O1/non-O139 after exposure to Austrian bathing sites
This article reports two cases of necrotising fasciitis, a rare condition, each after bathing in one of two Austrian ponds.
The R-based tool epitweetr allows users to automatically monitor trends of tweets by time, place and topic, with the aim of detecting public health threats early through signals, such as an unusual increase in the number of tweets.
Assessment tool for joint One Health country visits in relation to antimicrobial resistance
This updated assessment tool, which outlines the indicators for human health and the joint parts of the country visits, should be used in conjunction with respective EC assessment tools for the veterinary and environmental sectors. The updated assessment tool was drafted after an expert consultation meeting in Stockholm on 5–6 February 2020 and finalised after review by the participating experts.
Communicable disease threats report, 21-27 November 2021, week 47
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 21-27 November 2021 and includes updates on COVID-19, influenza, chikungunya, dengue cholera and Ebola.
Spread of Pacific Northwest Vibrio parahaemolyticus strain
Martinez-Urtaza, J., Baker-Austin, C., Jones, J.L., Newton, A.E., Gonzalez-Aviles, G.D., DePaola, A.