ECDC finds only one in three MDR TB patients complete treatment

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Tweet The European Union/European Economic Area recently released data regarding tuberculosis prevalence and treatment in the EU/EEA and found that while overall prevalence is decreasing, treatment for multi-drug resistant TB must be greatly improved. The data, which was jointly created … Read More »

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EU falling short of flu vaccination goals

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TweetMost European Union countries are falling short of flu vaccination coverage goals in older age groups, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said on Thursday. The new technical report is part of the effort to implement recommendations on … Read More »

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ECDC reports 12,096 measles cases in EU last year

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TweetBetween November 2012 and October, there were 12,096 cases of measles reported by the 30 European Union/European Economic Area countries, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said on Tuesday. The ECDC released a surveillance report on Tuesday covering … Read More »

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ECDC reports rate of HIV infection increased by 8 percent in 2012

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TweetThe European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the World Health Organization said on Wednesday that new cases of HIV infection increased by 8 percent in the WHO European Region in 2012. More than 31,000 new HIV infections were … Read More »

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Social inequality has major impact on European infectious disease burden

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TweetThe financial crisis may have widened health inequalities in many Member States, according to a report released on Monday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. The report addresses emerging issues related to health inequalities and infectious disease … Read More »

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ECDC: Threat of polio outbreak real

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TweetThe European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention released a new rapid risk assessment of a potential polio outbreak and recommended those who do not meet the ECDC recommendations for vaccination do so. “If WPV (wild poliovirus) can re-emerge in … Read More »

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ECDC gives weekly report on disease threats

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TweetThe European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control released its Communicable Disease Threats Report on Tuesday. The Communicable Disease Threats Report is a weekly bulletin that is aimed at health professionals who deal with communicable disease prevention. This week’s report … Read More »

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Pfizer pneumonia vaccine Prevenar 13 gains European approval

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TweetPfizer, Inc., announced on Wednesday that its pneumococcal conjugate vaccine Prevenar 13 was approved in Europe for adults aged 18 to 49 for the treatment of disease caused by vaccine-type Streptococcus pneumonia. Prevenar 13 was previously approved in the European … Read More »

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EU and EEA countries only meet measles elimination target by half

U.K. measles outbreak caused in part by Wakefield study

HPA identifies case of novel coronavirus in United Kingdom

U.K. records highest number of measles since 90s

ECDC publishes seasonal influenza epidemic risk assessment

European Commission commits to fight against pregnancy-associated malaria

London ranks last in England for HPV vaccine rates

U.K. says number of norovirus cases declining

ECDC reports high influenza activity across Europe

Pfizer’s pneumococcal vaccine approved for use in Europeans aged six to 17

Tuberculosis on the rise in Denmark

U.K. norovirus outbreak contributes to low blood supply

Norovirus cases spike in Great Britain

TB testing for Malaysians traveling to Britain begins on December 31

ECDC and WHO recommend resumption of TB vaccination program in Romania

Dengue fever infects more than 1,300 in Madeira, spreads in Europe

U.K. measles outbreak continues in Sussex

Multi drug-resistant TB reported at alarming levels worldwide

Vaccinations called for after rise in confirmed British measles cases

Greece reports rise in malaria cases

Sussex County confirms additional measles cases

Measles outbreak in Merseyside worse since MMR jab introduced in 1988

Sussex measles cases still on the rise

Whooping cough outbreak leads to five deaths in the U.K.