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The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. We aim to strengthen #Europe's defences against infectious diseases.
Oct 25, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
#ECDC & @WHO_Europe launch new surveillance tool for respiratory viruses to improve early detection.

The European Respiratory Virus Surveillance Summary - #ERVISS is a surveillance dashboard for #influenza, #RSV & #SARSCoV2 featuring a weekly epi summary
Image By providing a concise summary of the #epidemiological and #virological situation for respiratory virus infections, #ERVISS supports #PublicHealth decision-makers to take timely, well-informed decisions to limit the impact on healthcare systems and the wider public. Image
Sep 7, 2023 9 tweets 4 min read
#COVID19 transmission in the EU/EEA, #variants, and #PublicHealth considerations for autumn.

In recent weeks, signals of #SARSCoV2 transmission have increased from very low levels in the EU/EEA.

all info in the thread below ⬇️⬇️⬇️ Factors unrelated to the genetic evolution of the virus likely contributed to increases in epi indicators, such as large gatherings and increased travel, as well as waning levels of immunological protection against infection – but not severe disease – in the population.

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Jun 22, 2023 5 tweets 3 min read
Increasing risk of #MosquitoBorne diseases in EU/EEA following spread of Aedes species.

Read our press release and latest reports here:

#mosquitos #dengue #zika #chikungunya #malaria #zika…

EU is experiencing a warming trend where heat waves and flooding become more frequent and severe, and summers are getting longer and warmer.

This creates more favourable conditions for invasive mosquito species.…
Jun 7, 2023 5 tweets 5 min read
A joint #ECDC - @EMA_News statement on updating #COVID19 vaccines composition for new #SARSCoV2 virus variants.

Read full here: Image Currently authorised vaccines continue to be effective at preventing hospitalisation, severe disease and death due to #COVID19.

However, protection against the virus declines over time as new #SARSCoV2 variants emerge. Image
Apr 5, 2023 8 tweets 6 min read
Autumn #vaccination campaigns focused on older age groups and other high-risk populations are key to decrease impact of #COVID19.

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Press release: To decrease the impact of #COVID19 hospitalisations and mortality, countries should plan for a continued roll-out of #COVID19vaccines.

Efforts should focus on protecting older adults & other vulnerable groups, such as those with underlying comorbidities & the immunocompromised.
Jan 13, 2023 4 tweets 4 min read
Threat Assessment Brief: Implications for the EU/EEA of the spread of the #SARSCoV2 #Omicron XBB.1.5 sub-lineage.

Overall level of risk is low for the EU/EEA general population; moderate to high for vulnerable individuals.

#COVID19 Image Mathematical modelling indicates that #XBB15 could become dominant in the EU/EEA after 1-2 months, given the current low proportions reported in the EU/EEA & its estimated growth rate.

No signals of increased severity of XBB.1.5 compared to circulating omicron sub-lineages. Image
Dec 12, 2022 5 tweets 5 min read
Increase in Invasive Group A streptococcal infections among children in Europe, including fatalities .

Full press release:…

#StrepA #iGAS A number of European countries (IE, FR, NL, ES, SE and UK) indicate an increase seen during 2022, particularly since September, in the number of cases of invasive Group A Streptococcus (#iGAS) disease among children less than ten years of age.

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Dec 7, 2021 4 tweets 4 min read
@EMA_News and @ECDC_EU recommendations on "mix and match" vaccination courses and boosters.

Read full text here: Vaccines are continuing to prevent many millions of EU citizens from becoming very ill or dying and figures show that numbers of hospitalisations and deaths remain lowest in those Member States with the highest vaccination rates.

#COVID19 #VaccinesSaveLives #VaccinesWork
Sep 1, 2021 5 tweets 4 min read
Interim public health considerations for the provision of additional #COVID19 vaccine doses.

Read full report here: Image Providing all eligible individuals with the recommended dose regimen should remain the current
priority for #COVID19 vaccination programmes in the EU/EEA.

All vaccines authorised in the EU/EEA are highly protective against COVID19 related hospitalisation, severe disease & death. Image
Aug 4, 2021 6 tweets 6 min read

Vaccination is key to protecting against serious #COVID19, including disease caused by #DeltaVariant.

With @EMA_News we urge 🇪🇺 citizens to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible!

Don't forget your 2nd dose.
Don't miss your 2nd dose. With the increasing circulation of the #DeltaVariant in EU/EEA, #EMA & #ECDC strongly encourage those who are eligible for vaccination but have not yet been vaccinated to start and complete the recommended #COVID19 vaccination schedule soon.
Apr 11, 2020 6 tweets 4 min read
#COVID19 and #FaceMasks:

We have recently updated our guidance on face masks' use.

1. Their use in the community could be considered, especially when visiting busy, closed spaces - such as grocery stores, shopping centres, or when using public transport. Image 2. They should be considered only as a 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗣𝗟𝗘𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗔𝗥𝗬 measure, not as a replacement for #PhysicalDistancing, cough and sneeze etiquette, #HandHygiene & avoiding touching of one's face. Image
Feb 4, 2020 28 tweets 35 min read
How can I avoid getting infected with the #coronavirus?🦠

Are face masks effective?😷

Am I protected if I had the flu shot this year? 💉

Find answers to these and many more questions on the #nCoV2019 outbreak

in our #FAQ:
or in the thread below! @ppenttin @Eurosurveillanc @WHO @WHO_Europe @EU_Commission @Europarl_EN @EUCouncilPress @POLITICOEurope @euronews @EU_Health #nCoV2019 Questions & Answers:

𝐐𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: 𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 #coronavirus 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦?

Find the answer on the slide below or in our #FAQ here: