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ECDC is an EU agency aimed at strengthening Europe's defences against infectious diseases. The core functions cover a wide spectrum of activities: surveillance, epidemic intelligence, response, scientific advice, microbiology, preparedness, public health training, international relations, health communication, and the scientific journal Eurosurveillance.
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ECDC and WHO call for improved HIV testing in Europe

The number of people living with undiagnosed HIV is increasing in the WHO European Region. According to data published today by ECDC and the...
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ECDC opens ESCAIDE 2020 digital conference

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is today opening the 2020 European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE). A...
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Outbreak declared over: 11th Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the...

On 18 November 2020, the 11th outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was declared over. There have...
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Antimicrobial resistance and consumption remains high in the EU/EEA and the UK, according to...

New data released today by ECDC show that levels of antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial consumption in the EU/EEA and the UK are still of...
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Commission presents proposals for expansion of ECDC mandate

The European Commission today presented a set of proposals to expand the legal mandate of ECDC. First, a draft Regulation changing ECDC’s current founding Regulation...
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ECDC to assess risk associated with spread of SARS-CoV-2 in mink farms

ECDC will assess the human implications of an extensive spread of SARS-CoV-2 in mink farms in Denmark, where by 3 November 197 farms had...
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Dengue epidemic in Martinique, France

French authorities have reported an increased number of dengue cases in Martinique in recent months. The number of cases notified constitute the largest outbreak...
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Looking at newer enhanced seasonal influenza vaccines: a systematic review of efficacy, effectiveness and...

Based on a systematic literature review, ECDC assessed the efficacy, effectiveness and safety of newer and enhanced inactivated seasonal influenza (flu) vaccines among...
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New tool for the early detection of public health threats from Twitter data: epitweetr

ECDC has launched a free, open source interactive tool to help with the automatised early detection of public health threats using Twitter data. Lesen Sie...
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Avian influenza: EU on alert for new outbreaks

EU states are being urged to step up surveillance and biosecurity measures to guard against possible new outbreaks of avian influenza this year. Lesen Sie...
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Eurosurveillance for World Rabies Day – 28 September

Rabies is a deadly disease and endemic in over 100 countries. It causes around 59,000 human deaths annually, the vast majority in Asia and...
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ECDC launches new COVID-19 situation dashboard

ECDC has launched a new COVID-19 situation dashboard, providing users with a simpler, more user-friendly platform to explore the latest available COVID-19 data from...
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COVID-19: Cases increasing across Europe

In many EU/EEA countries and the UK, an increase of COVID-19 cases is being observed following the lifting of lockdowns and the relaxation of...
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Call for ECDC Fellowship Programme (EPIET & EUPHEM) cohort 2021

The call for applications for the EU-track cohort 2021 of the ECDC Fellowship Programme is now open. Lesen Sie weiter auf: Call for ECDC Fellowship...
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Viral hepatitis: Europe needs to close the testing gap

Approximately four in five people living with hepatitis B and three out of four people with hepatitis C infection across the European Union and...