Birth of three new categories of information in the news


Pharmacoepidemiology - Pharmacovigilance: to meet the need of a new class of professionals who have joined the network, and specialized in epidemiological surveillance after marketing authorization for medical products


Training and promotion of epidemiology:  for students undergoing training in public health and for people who want to continue learning throughout their careers.


Emerging themes in epidemiology: to convey the debates that aim to promote discussion on the practical and theoretical epidemiology.


                                                                                                  Stéphanie Patin

Information on the epidemiology sector, for professionals only


- Prevention -


- Drinking-water quality- WHO manual / WORLD - The quality of drinking water raises concerns for human health in developed and developing countries around the world. The health risks are associated with the presence of infectious agents, toxic chemicals or to radiological risks. Experience in this area underscores the value of approaches based on preventative management, encompassing the whole supply, the water source to the consumer.*

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The Department of Agriculture confirmed a case of mad cow disease found in a dairy cow in central California


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- A risk score for chronic kidney disease in the general population - Stratification of individuals at risk for chronic kidney disease may allow optimization of preventive measures to reduce disease incidence and complications. *

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- Europe -


- European Medicines Agency / new features - The European agency's corporate website has been upgraded with a number of new features. These include the ability to download searches of human and veterinary medicines into a data file. *

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- Networking -


- TEPHINET- Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions NetworkIt is a professional network of field epidemiology training programs (FETPs) located in 53 countries around the world. TEPHINET aims to strengthen international public health capacity by training field epidemiologists through an applied apprenticeship program .*

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- Infantile cerebellar-retinal degeneration associated with a mutation in mitochondrial aconitase, ACO2 -

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Association between non steroidal anti inflammatory agents and gastrointestinal bleeding or peptic ulcer


An epidemiological study conducted on a cohort of European patients showed a reduction of gastrointestinal complications due to anti-inflammatory thanks to gastric protectors. The anti-inflammatory drugs increase the risk of serious complications of the digestive system, i.e, bleeding and ulcers.

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American College of Epidemiology 2012 Annual Meeting


From 8th to 11th September 2012

Chicago, Intercontinintal Hotel

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- Legislation -


- Smoke Free Legislation success in Hong Kong - Hong Kong’s smoke free legislation effectively curbed the total number of smokers. However the remaining smokers finding it hard to quit are transforming as ‘hardcore’ smokers. Hardcore smokers are defined as those smokers that (1) are daily smokers, (2) have a smoking history of at least six years, (3) have never tried to quit, (4) don't want to quit smoking, (5) smoke at least 11 cigarettes, on average, each day and (6) are 26 years or older .*

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GLEWS is a joint system that builds on the added value of combining and coordinating the alert and disease intelligence mechanisms of OIE (Organisation for Animal Health), FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) and WHO for the international community and stakeholders to assist in prediction, prevention and control of animal disease threats, including zoonoses, through sharing of information, epidemiological analysis and joint risk assessment .*

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-  Agenda -


-  Animals Focus -

MAY  2012


- Mad Cow Disease Found -



- Emergences  -


- Exposure measures of dust chemicals of Carpet - There is increasing interest in using chemicals measured in carpet dust as indicators of chemical exposures. However, investigators have rarely sampled dust repeatedly from the same households and therefore little is known about the variability of chemical levels that exist within and between households in dust samples. Attenuation bias should be relatively modest when using these semi-volatile carpet-dust chemicals as exposure surrogates in epidemiologic studies.*

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- Vigilance  -


- European Network of Centres for Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance - Its goal is to further strengthen the postauthorisation monitoring of medicinal products in Europe by facilitating the conduct of multi-centre, independent, post-authorisation studies focusing on safety and on benefit:risk, using available expertise and research experience across Europe .*

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-  Training -


European Center for Disease prevention and Control /2012 summer school


From 11th to 15th Jun 2012

Stockholm, Sweden

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GLEWS - Global Early Warning System for Major Animal Diseases, including Zoonoses

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