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Coronavirus 25-02-2020

Coronavirus – How should the EU respond?

With the most recent outbreak of coronavirus, now known by its official name COVID-19, announced over the weekend in Italy, the EU is taking precautions to stem the spread of the virus. And as of 24 February, 178 cases of...
Health 04-07-2003

EU to fund SARS research and prevention programme

On 3 July, Research Commissioner Philippe Busquin announced that 9 million euro will be allocated to SARS research under the Sixth Framework Programme for Research.
Health 17-06-2003

MEPs call for safer blood rules

On 16 June, three Members of the European Parliament's Public Health Committee discussed with public health experts and patient advocacy groups possible next steps to improve the safety of the European blood supply.
Health 21-05-2003

U.S. health chief warns of possible SARS deaths in autumn

Speaking to the EP's Development Committee, U.S. Health Secretary Tommy G. Thompson warned on 20 May about possible death cases in Europe and the United States later this year.
Health 07-05-2003

Rapid detection remains key in fight against SARS, say EU Health Ministers

EU Health Ministers discussed measures to be taken to control the SARS epidemic during their extraordinary meeting on 6 May.
Health 02-05-2003

Health ministers to meet on SARS; WHO Tobacco Control Treaty

EU Health Ministers are to discuss coordination measures needed to control the SARS epidemic as well as the adoption of WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC) at an emergency Council meeting on 6 May.
Health 08-04-2003

SARS kills fewer people than ‘normal’ influenza, says Commissioner Byrne

The EU Communicable Diseases Network has an effective surveillance system in operation to monitor suspected SARS cases, said the EU Health Commissioner speaking in the European Parliament on 7 April. The Commission is to put forward a legislative proposal soon to set up a European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control to further enhance EU-wide surveillance and coordinate common responses.