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Health 22-05-2018

Measles cases increase in the EU in April, significant outbreaks ongoing, new figures show

Measles cases continue to increase in a number of EU/EEA countries according to the most recent measles data collected by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) through epidemic intelligence and published in the Communicable Diseases Threats Report (CDTR) today (22 May).
Health 23-04-2018

MEP: Vaccination is a lifelong process, not only for children

Parents have a particular responsibility to protect their children, as they are more vulnerable to infections, but vaccination should be seen as a lifelong approach that applies to adults too, centre-right MEP Renate Sommer told EURACTIV.com.
Agrifood 06-02-2018

Salmonella on the rise again, EU officials admit

The incidence of Salmonella in humans was almost halved between 2004 and 2009 but new figures show that it has re-appeared, causing worries for food producers and health workers, but also for EU policymakers.
Health 28-06-2017

Antibiotic resistance is the best case for ‘more Europe’

No country alone can tackle antimicrobial resistance and therefore an effective EU response is needed, backed up by policies and funds, writes Nina Renshaw.
Health 10-05-2017

Romania cuts vaccine exports as measles outbreak takes hold

The European Commission has endorsed Romania’s decision to temporarily suspend exports of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine to the rest of the EU, following a serious measles outbreak and dwindling medical stocks. EURACTIV Romania reports.
Health 29-11-2016

Study: One in seven with HIV in Europe unaware of infection

One in seven people with HIV in Europe is unaware of their infection, the EU and World Health Organization reported Tuesday (29 November) as 2015 marked another record year for new HIV cases in the region.
Health 26-03-2014

Greece has the highest rate of flu deaths in Europe

Greece has experienced more deaths by population from flu than any other European country this year, according to data collected by the European Center for Disease Prevention (ECDC) and published in Greece by the Athens Medical Association (ISA).
Asian tiger mosquito [Susan Ellis/Bugwood.org]
Health 18-09-2007

Experts warn EU countries of potential Chikungunya spread

EU public health experts have advised European countries to take preventative measures to avoid the spread of the Chikungunya virus beyond its initial focus in Italy, as the presence of the mosquito species that spreads the virus were reported in the French region of Var.
Health 24-07-2003

Commission proposes establishment of disease prevention centre

To be able to respond faster to health threats, such as SARS, and to increase preparedness for a possible bio-terrorist attack, the Commission has proposed the creation of a new agency.