Meeting report: Second annual meeting of the European Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network

In September 2009, epidemiologists and laboratory experts from across the EU met to discuss the surveillance of food- and waterborne diseases; specifically salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis, STEC/VTEC infections, listeriosis, shigellosis, and yersiniosis.

Invited experts presented on a variety of topics relating to food-borne and waterborne disease surveillance and outbreak investigations in their own countries. Disease-specific working groups then went on to discuss the technical details of data reporting.

Possible target readership: Epidemiologists working with food- and waterborne diseases.

Weekly influenza surveillance overview

Published every Friday, the weekly influenza surveillance overview is a collection of timely and relevant information regarding influenza activity in Europe. It provides key statistical data on a variety of issues including the following: sentinel surveillance of influenza like illness (ILI) and acute respiratory illness (ARI); virological surveillance; aggregate numbers of pandemic H1N1 2009; hospital surveillance of severe acute respiratory infection (SARI); mortality surveillance; and qualitative reporting.