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Rapid risk assessments

Rapid risk assessment: Ebola virus disease outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo – second update
Date of publication: 21 December 2018This is the second update of a rapid risk assessment originally produced on 9 August 2018. This rapid risk assessment addresses the public health risk associated with the current Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its implications for EU/EEA citizens. This update was triggered by the persistence of the EVD transmission in urban areas, reported challenges in documenting chains of transmission and the recent upsurge of clusters of EVD cases surrounding geographically dispersed rural areas in DRC.Second update available from the ECDC website
Corporate publication


Catalogue of courses on prevention and control of communicable diseases
Date of publication: 18 December 2018ECDC and the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) have agreed to collaborate in the training of public health professionals in competencies for prevention and control of communicable diseases. The aim of the present catalogue is to map the strengths of the schools and academic departments of public health members of ASPHER regarding their resources and competencies in the area of communicable disease prevention and control, and their current offer of training activities in that area of knowledge.Available from the ECDC website

Scientific advice


Public health guidance in brief on HIV, hepatitis B and C testing in the EU/EEA
Date of publication: 5 December 2018This guidance provides EU/EEA countries with the latest scientific evidence to help develop, implement, improve, monitor and evaluate national or local HIV, HBV and HCV testing guidelines and programmes. It offers a range of evidence-based options for the design of testing interventions in different settings and populations and supports the variation and integration of testing services. This Guidance in brief is based on the comprehensive guidance document which provides the evidence base for this guidanceAvailable from the ECDC website



Public health guidance on screening and vaccination for infectious diseases in newly arrived migrants within the EU/EEA
Date of publication: 5 December 2018The 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.Available from the ECDC website

Technical reports

Seasonal influenza vaccination and antiviral use in EU/EEA Member States
Date of publication: 18 December 2018A survey was circulated in January 2018 to provide an update on seasonal influenza immunisation policies in 2017– 18 and obtain vaccination coverage rates in EU/EEA Member States for the 2015–16, 2016–17 and 2017-18 (if available) influenza seasons. In addition, the survey mapped methods of monitoring vaccination coverage, vaccine dose number procured, payment mechanisms for vaccine and vaccine administration, vaccine products recommended by population groups and complementary antiviral use for treatment or prophylaxis in vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.Available from the ECDC website


Hepatitis B and C testing strategies in healthcare and community settings in the EU/EEA
Date of publication: 11 December 2018The scope of this project was to provide an overview of different effective testing strategies for hepatitis B and C and their outcomes in the EU/EEA, covering all relevant population groups and settings. A systematic review was performed to collect, synthesise and analyse available data on HBV/HCV testing outcomes and acceptability measures from EU/EEA countries.Available from the ECDC website


Best practice recommendations for conducting after-action reviews to enhance public health preparedness
Date of publication: 5 December 2018An integral part of improving preparedness and response planning is learning from past public health emergencies. Conducting after-action reviews (AARs) is a way of capturing such learnings, but there is no standardised approach to conducting such assessments. In order to support public health practitioners in making the best use of AARs, this ECDC technical report identifies common features of AARs, provides a validity assessment tool to appraise them, and proposes a set of best practice recommendations.Available from the ECDC website
Surveillance reports


The European Union summary report on trends and sources of zoonoses, zoonotic agents and food-borne outbreaks in 2017
Date of publication: 12 December 2018This report of the European Food Safety Authority and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control presents the results of zoonoses monitoring activities carried out in 2017 in 37 European countries: 28 European Union (EU) Member States and nine non-Member States.Available from the ECDC website


Influenza virus characterisation, Summary Europe
Date of publication: 11 and 17 December 2018The ECDC Influenza Virus Characterisations Reports are published periodically. The report provides an overview of the technical details of the circulating influenza viruses, such as antigenic and genetic properties, with a reference to the current vaccine strains. It also summaries the developments of the viruses since the last report, as well as the main developments for the ongoing season. The report is of special interest for influenza virologists and epidemiologists interested in the in-depth characterisation of influenza viruses.Report for October available from the ECDC website
Report for November available from the ECDC website


Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report, December 2018
Date of publication: 14 December 2018ECDC reports monthly on measles and rubella surveillance data submitted by 30 EU/EEA countries to the European Surveillance System (TESSy). This report is based on surveillance data reported to TESSy. ECDC also monitors European measles outbreaks through epidemic intelligence and publishes the most recent updates monthly in the Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR).Available from the ECDC website


Annual Epidemiological Report series on communicable diseases in Europe
Date of publication: released as new disease chapters become availableThe Annual Epidemiological Report series on communicable diseases in Europe provides a comprehensive summary of surveillance data for EU/EEA countries. It is mainly intended for public health professionals and policymakers involved in infectious disease prevention and control.The overview of all disease chapters for 2014 and onwards is available on the ECDC websitePublished in December:
Chapter on cholera for 2016 on the ECDC website
Chapter on Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever for 2016 on the ECDC website
Chapter on Ebola and Marburg fevers for 2016 on the ECDC website
Chapter on Rift Valley fever for 2016 on the ECDC website
Chapter on listeriosis for 2016 on the ECDC website
Chapter on cryptosporidiosis for 2016 on the ECDC website
Chapter on typhoid and paratyphoid fevers for 2016 on the ECDC website
Chapter on shigellosis for 2016 on the ECDC website
Chapter on campylobacteriosis for 2016 on the ECDC website

ECDC communicable disease threats report
Date of publication: every FridayThe ECDC communicable disease threats report is a weekly bulletin intended for epidemiologists and health professionals in the area of communicable disease prevention and control. Summarising information gathered by ECDC through its epidemic intelligence activities regarding communicable disease threats of concern to the European Union, it also provides updates on the global situation and changes in the epidemiology of communicable diseases with potential to affect Europe, including diseases that are the focus of eradication efforts.Available from the ECDC website
Scientific peer-reviewed publications


Publications by ECDC staff in scientific journals

All scientific peer-reviewed publications produced by ECDC staff on behalf of the Centre for the period January 2005 – December 2017 are available online.Available from the ECDC website