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...
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.
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.
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.
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