5 Dec

In January 2020, Eurosurveillance is launching an online survey to determine our readers’, authors’ and reviewers’ satisfaction with the journal. Because of what you told us during the last survey in 2011, we now have a new website with new features. In the new year, you’ll have the chance for a new say about what we need to consider in the future. So keep an eye out for the survey after the holidays.

Are you a Eurosurveillance author or reviewer? If yes, we want to hear from you as a part of our survey. Email us if you are interested in being interviewed: [email protected]

24 Oct 

Join Eurosurveillance editors on 27 November at ESCAIDE for the workshop 'How to improve your chances to get your article published in a peer-reviewed journal'. Learn more

17 Oct 2019

The European Medicines Agency has published the ninth ESVAC report showing that European countries continue to reduce the use of antibiotics in animals, with overall sales of veterinary antibiotics across Europe dropping by more than 32% between 2011–2017. Read more or learn more about ESVAC.

11 Oct 2019

On 24 October, events and fundraisers will take place around the world for World Polio Day, in recognition of progress in the global fight to end polio. Read our editorial on polio eradication.

20 Sep 2019

The World Health Organization’s Regional Committee for Europe nominated Dr Hans Kluge as the next WHO Regional Director for Europe. Learn more.

12 Sep 2019

On 28 September, World Rabies Day raises awareness of the burden of rabies and brings partners together to enhance global prevention and control efforts. Read our collection on rabies.

9 Sep 2019

The call for late breaker abstracts for ESCAIDE is open until 18 September 2019. Decisions will be sent out to authors in the week beginning 30 September. 

20 Aug 2019

Candidates interested in applying for the EU-track 2020 cohort of the ECDC Fellowship Programme EPIET and EUPHEM paths, are invited to submit their applications by 8 September 2019. Learn more.

9 Aug 2019

Call for Expression of Interest: ECDC invites candidates to express their interest in one or more of the following services: (1) rapporteurs services, (2) editing and proofreading services for the scientific journal Eurosurveillance and (3) editing and proofreading services for ECDC technical and scientific reports.

10 Jul 2019

On 28 July, World Hepatitis Day raises awareness of the burden of hepatitis. Read our special edition on Hepatitis C.

3 Jun 2019

Eurosurveillance invites authors to submit papers for a special issue focusing on how point of care/point of impact testing (POCT/POIT) and self-testing impact surveillance and public health. The submission deadline has been extended to 30 June 2019. Read the call for submissions.

24 May 2019

The World Health Organization released its first guidelines on digital health interventions. For a real-life example, read our recently published article evaluating the use of dating apps and websites as a means of spreading prevention messages among men who have sex with men during an ongoing hepatitis A outbreak.

3 May 2019

The World Health Organization’s 'Save Lives: Clean Your Hands' campaign brings people together on 5 May in support of hand hygiene improvement globally. This year's focus is on protecting patients and healthcare workers from infection and antimicrobial resistance transmission. Read our collection on hospital infection control.

30 Apr 2019

ESCAIDE 2019 registration is now open. The 13th ESCAIDE will focus on societal challenges and their implications on public health. Join the event this November for a global discourse on infectious disease epidemiology.

25 Apr 2019

World Malaria Day on 25 April recognises global efforts to control malaria. Read our recently published article about malaria in Eritrean migrants and a Letter to the editor that was written in response.

3 Apr 2019

The call for abstracts for ESCAIDE 2019 is now open and will close on 8 May 2019 (23:00 CET). Submit an abstract to the conference here.

29 Mar 2019

On 28 March 2019, 15 Member States and the European Commission signed framework contracts under a joint procurement agreement for the production and supply of pandemic influenza vaccines, with the aim to improve preparedness in case of a future influenza pandemic. Read more.

19 Mar 2019

World Water Day on 22 March focuses attention on the importance of water. Read our special issue on the impact of anthropogenic changes to water on human pathogens.

12 Mar 2019

The World Health Organization has updated its guidelines for the prevention of sexual transmission of Zika virus. After an individual or their partner's last possible exposure to the virus, men are recommended to use condoms or abstinence for 3 months and women for 2 months. Pregnant women and their partners should follow these recommendations for the duration of their pregnancy. Read the guidelines.

7 Mar 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published the 2018 update of its treatment guidelines for multidrug- and rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis. The new recommendations, based on the most recent available evidence, signal an important departure from previous approaches to treat MDR/RR-TB. Read more.

21 Feb 2019

On 21 February 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) published recommendations on the composition of the vaccines for the 2019/20 northern hemisphere influenza season. Considering recent changes in the proportions of genetically and antigenically diverse A(H3N2) viruses, WHO will announce the recommendation for the A(H3N2) component later, on 21 March 2019. Read more.  

30 Jan 2019

Interested in a traineeship at the Eurosurveillance office? The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in Stockholm invites applications for the 2019 ECDC traineeship programme. Find out more and apply by 31 January 2019.

25 Jan 2019

Interim 2018/19 adjusted vaccine effectiveness against predominant influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 viruses in Canada is at 72%. Read more.

14 Jan 2019

In 2018 Eurosurveillance continued to publish and disseminate information we deem to be sound science capable of informing public health decision-making. Read more about our year in review in our recent Editorial

3 Jan 2019

Participate in the third external evaluation of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control to assess the Centre’s performance between 2013–18. The consultation aims to collect your views on the relevance of ECDC’s mission, tasks and activities and on how it has been performing them.

21 Dec 2018

ECDC to implement key council recommendations on vaccination, including establishing a European Vaccination Information System (EVIS) to strengthen cooperation across the EU/EEA. Read more.

30 Nov 2018

World AIDS Day on 1 December unites people worldwide in the fight against HIV. It provides an opportunity to show support for those living with HIV and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Read our recent publication: HIV in Europe and Central Asia: progress in 2018 towards meeting the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets.

29 Nov 2018

Global charitable foundation Wellcome opens registration for new Data Re-use Prizes intended to stimulate and celebrate the innovative re-use of data. Eligible topics are AMR surveillance and malaria. Learn more.

15 Nov 2018

Join us on 23 November 2018 for ‘Artificial Intelligence (AI) in epidemiology: a reality in 2018?’, the 7th Eurosurveillance scientific lunchtime seminar at ESCAIDE. Moderated by Editor-in-chief Dr Ines Steffens, it features a keynote lecture by Professor Magnus Boman of the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm.

31 Oct 2018

World Antibiotic Awareness Week on 12–18 November increases global awareness of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and encourages best practices among health workers, policy makers and the general public to avoid the further emergence and spread of AMR. Read our Editorial on AMR surveillance in Europe and beyond.

29 Oct 2018

The European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology (ESCAIDE) takes place 21–23 November 2018 in Saint Julian’s, Malta. Learn more in the provisional programme.

26 Oct 2018

Members of the European Parliament support plans to limit the use of antibiotics on farms to halt the spread of drug resistance from animals to humans and to keep drug-resistant bacteria out of food. Read more.

19 Oct 2018

During the influenza season, week 40/2018 to week 20/2019, an analysis of the epidemiological situation in the European Region is jointly published every Friday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the WHO Regional Office for Europe. The reported surveillance data show that influenza activity remains low throughout the region. Read more.

16 Oct 2018

International One Health Day, celebrated 3 November 2018, increases awareness of the One Health approach to complex health problems that involve people, animals and the environment. See how this is put into practice in our recent publication on West Nile virus in Italy.

26 Sep 2018

On 28 September, World Rabies Day raises awareness of the burden of rabies and enhances worldwide prevention and control efforts.

11 Sep 2018

On 26 September 2018, the first high-level meeting on ending tuberculosis (TB) takes place at the United Nations General Assembly. The meeting’s theme is ‘United to end tuberculosis: an urgent global response to a global epidemic’. Read more.

6 Sep 2018

Taking place 10 to 15 September, Peer Review Week is a global event celebrating the essential role that peer review plays in maintaining scientific quality. This year’s theme is Diversity and Inclusion. Read more.

14 Aug 2018

ECDC has published a Rapid Risk Assessment: Early large increase in West Nile virus infections reported in the EU/EEA and EU neighbouring countries.

7 Aug 2018

ECDC has published a Rapid Risk Assessment identifying public health risks related to communicable diseases during the Hajj 2018 in Saudi Arabia, 19 to 24 August 2018.

31 Jul 2018

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have released a report charting progress and discrepancies in tackling antimicrobial resistance in 154 countries. Read more.

17 Jul 2018

The European Commission’s Rapid Alert System for Food & Feed (RASFF) has released its 2018 country fact sheets, which provide an overview of the origin and distribution of notified products, as well as the most common product categories, hazard categories and notification types for the year in question.

26 Jun 2018

According to currently available evidence from appropriately designed studies, routine screening of asymptomatic men and women or routine testing of symptomatic individuals for Mycoplasma hominis, Ureaplasma urealyticum and U. parvum can not be recommended. Read the full position statement from the European STI Guidelines Editorial Board. 

26 Jun 2018

On 18 June the World Health Organization (WHO) released its new International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). The ICD provides a foundation for identifying global health trends and statistics, and comprises around 55,000 unique codes for injuries, diseases and causes of death. It offers a common language for health professionals to share health information internationally. Read more.

15 May 2018

In 2018, the European Commission is launching a Joint Action on vaccination co-funded by the Health Programme (€3 million). The Joint Action will address vaccine hesitancy and seek to increase vaccination coverage in the EU. It is coordinated by INSERM (France) and 24 countries (among them 20 EU) are partners. Click here for more information on the Joint Action and a general overview of action at the EU level.

3 May 2018

In commemoration of World Hand Hygiene Day on 5 May and 2018 marking 200 years after the birth of Ignaz Semmelweis, we have published an editorial titled Preventing sepsis in healthcare.

26 Apr 2018

We have now published an editorial and several vaccine-related articles in commemoration of European Immunisation Week 2018. See the entire issue by clicking here!

23 Apr 2018

It is European Immunisation Week (EIW) and this week's issue of Eurosurveillance will feature several vaccine-related articles. Stay tuned!

19 Apr 2018

We have now published the sixth article of our ‘Special issue–Screening and prevention of infectious diseases in newly arrived migrants in Europe’. This paper by Buonfrate et al. is about extended screening for infectious diseases among newly-arrived asylum seekers in Verona province, Italy. It follows the publication of several other articles that are a part of the special issue. More for the special issue will follow in the coming weeks – stay tuned.

19 Apr 2018

Submission deadline extended: you now have until 13 May 2018 to submit papers for our special issue on advanced diagnostics to inform public health policy.

5 Apr 2018

We have now published the fourth and fifth article of our ‘Special issue–Screening and prevention of infectious diseases in newly arrived migrants in Europe’. These two papers by Greenaway et al. are systematic reviews about the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of screening for active and latent tuberculosis among migrants in the EU/EEA. They follow the publication of three other articles that are a part of the special issue: one by Kuehne et al., one by Bil et al. and one by Mueller-Hermelink et al.. More for the special issue will follow in the coming weeks – stay tuned.

21 Mar 2018

The STI Treatment Pocket European Guidelines 2018, a summary of the European guidelines on sexually transmitted infection treatments and procedures, is available. The guidelines are produced on behalf of the several organisations and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) also contributed to their development. They are intended for use by specialists in the field of sexually transmitted infections. Click here to access the pocket guide.

15 Mar 2018

Ahead of the upcoming World TB day on 24 March, we have published the first two articles of our ‘Special issue–Screening and prevention of infectious diseases in newly arrived migrants in Europe’. One article by Fiebig et al. from Germany presents TB treatment outcomes among screened newly arrived asylum seekers in Germany, whereas Bil et al. report on the acceptance of integrating hepatitis B and C and HIV screening into TB entry screening for migrants in the Netherlands. More articles from the special issue will follow in the coming weeks – stay tuned.

6 Mar 2018

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recently released a report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals and food in 2016. According to the report, which highlights some emerging issues and confirms antimicrobial resistance as one of the biggest threats to public health, bacteria from humans and animals continue to show resistance to antimicrobials. Click here to access the full report.

1 Mar 2018

On 22 February 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) published recommendations on the composition of the quadrivalent vaccines for the 2018/19 northern hemisphere influenza season. As in previous years, national or regional authorities approve the composition and formulation of vaccines used in each country and are responsible for making recommendations regarding the use of the vaccine. Read here for more info.

1 Feb 2018

A public call for expressions of interest as Commission appointees to the Advisory Forum of ECDC has been made. The selection procedure is looking to appoint representatives of non-governmental organisations representing patients, professional bodies or academia. The deadline for applications is 16 February 2018. Click here for more info.

12 Jan 2018

This year’s EFSA conference, Science, Food, Society, is constructed around the motto ‘contextualising risk assessment’ and will take place from 18–21 September in Parma. The call for posters is now open and early career researchers are particularly encouraged to submit a proposal by 2 April.

12 Jan 2018

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on possible activities to include in a proposal for a Council Recommendation on Strengthened Cooperation against Vaccine Preventable Diseases in the EU. The objective of the consultation is to collect the views and input of citizens, administrations, associations and other relevant organisations, with input invited until 15 March. For more general information on EU action on vaccination, visit this page.

12 Dec 2017

The joint EFSA and ECDC report on trends and sources of zoonoses, zoonotic agents and food-borne outbreaks in 2016 was published on 12 December. The report is based on data collected from all 28 European Union (EU) countries and nine other European countries. One key finding was that the declining trend of salmonellosis cases in the EU has levelled off. Click here to read the full report.

6 Dec 2017

The European Commission would like to hear your views on strengthened cooperation against vaccine preventable diseases. The roadmap on such has now been published, and you have until 1 January 2018 to provide your feedback. Visit this page to do so.

4 Dec 2017

In light of World AIDS Day 2017 on 1 December, ECDC has released several publications. One is the report, ‘HIV/AIDS surveillance in Europe 2017 – 2016 data’. It presents data on HIV and AIDS for the whole European Region, including the EU and EEA countries. Another is a series of comprehensive guides to the effective use of digital platforms for STI/HIV prevention among MSM in the EU/EEA. For these publications and others, click here.

29 Nov 2017

Eurosurveillance invites authors to submit papers for a special issue on advanced diagnostics to inform public health policy. Topics of interest may include, but are not limited to: pathogen- or disease-specific use of advanced diagnostics in public health microbiology; the possible role of rapid diagnostic testing in public health and cross-border health security; policy and regulatory aspects of harnessing new technologies for public health. The submission deadline is 15 April 2018. For the full call for papers and more information, click here.

21 Nov 2017

On 20 November, 27 Member States of the European Union (EU) decided to move the European Medicines Agency (EMA) from London to Amsterdam. The EMA is a key regulatory agency essential for the authorisation of medicines. Its relocation is a consequence of the United Kingdom's decision to leave the EU. The remaining 27 Member States decided on its new location – along with that of the European Banking Authority (EBA) – by vote. Additional information is available here.

10 Nov 2017

The 10th European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) is on 18 November. In light of this occasion, ECDC is organising an event in Brussels on 15 November and launching a social media campaign called #KeepAntibioticsWorking. Click here for more details about the event and responsible antibiotic use.

19 Oct 2017

Introduction to evidence-based methods and tools, a one-day training course organised by ECDC, will be held on 9 November (the day after the ESCAIDE conference). The target audience are professionals attending the ESCAIDE conference who would like to get to know the principles and main tools and methods for evidence-based practice and decision-making. Click here for more details.

18 Oct 2017

Eurosurveillance will be hosting its sixth scientific seminar at this year's ESCAIDE conference. Professor Sylvie van der Werf and Professor Luca Guardabassi will be speaking at the seminar, One Health – we are in this together – viral and bacterial diseases at the animal human interface, which is open to all ESCAIDE participants on 6 November. Click here for more details.

25 Sep 2017

The call for EU-track fellows for cohort 2018 of the ECDC Fellowship Programme is now open. Interested candidates can apply to become a fellow in one of the two paths offered by the Programme: EPIET field epidemiology and EUPHEM public health microbiology.

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