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Recent ECDC publications available online (April 2009)
Since 30 April ECDC has been working on a number of documents related to the influenza A(H1N1) pandemic. As well as daily Situation Reports the following have been published. They are being constantly kept under review and will be amended as necessary as the situation evolves. Read more:
Frequently asked questions on influenza virus A(H1N1)
Personal protective measures for reducing the risk of acquiring or transmitting human influenza
Current pandemic threat assessment
ECDC short-term guidance on public health case and contact management for influenza A(H1N1)
Lessons from previous pandemics
Influenza A(H1N1): how to protect yourself
Meeting report: Technical meeting on hepatitis A outbreak response
Hepatitis A remains highly endemic worldwide. Global travel will continue to present added opportunities for introduction of infection to non-immune populations in the EU. Thus effective outbreak control measures combined with a preventive approach will be important in reducing the possible impact of sporadic outbreaks in the EU.
During a meeting in Riga, Latvia, in November 2008, scientists from several EU countries discussed various technical aspects of hepatitis A, such as control options for outbreak situations and vaccination strategies. Participants were particularly interested in identifying the relative effectiveness of different vaccination strategies in controlling outbreaks and the cost-effectiveness of vaccination options compared to general measures.
Possible target readership: public health officials: experts in the field of infectious diseases, epidemiology, infection control, vaccination.