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Information on the epidemiology sector, for professionals only


- Prevention -


- Health at work / Risk Observatory - The aim of Risk Observatory is to identify new and emerging risks in occupational safety and health, in order to improve the timeliness and effectiveness of preventive measures. To achieve this aim, the RO provides an overview of safety and health at work in Europe, describes the trends and underlying factors, and anticipates changes in work and their likely impact on occupational safety and health.*

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No cure, no vaccine and rapid death if this disease is contracted. Dr. Richard Besser travels with American doctors as they race to stop a global threat. How to stop the Ebola? It is the question to which, researchers try to respond, on site, trying to identify the virus source.


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Aspartame / Re-evaluation extended until May 2013

At the request of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the European Commission has agreed to extend the timeline for the full re-evaluation of aspartame to May 2013. This will also allow sufficient time for EFSA’s scientific experts to consider new data and complete its comprehensive risk assessment as well as to publicly consult on their draft opinion prior to its final adoption.* 

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- Mathematical modeling and analysis. HIV/AIDS epidemic prediction of the impact of the national response in India - The team of this study presents methods for obtaining disease progression parameters using convolution approaches. Team has constructed a dynamical model that captures the mixing patterns between susceptibles and infectives in both low-risk and high-risk groups in the population. The aim is to project the HIV estimates by taking into account general interventions for susceptibles and additional interventions, such as targeted interventions among high risk groups, provision of anti-retroviral therapy, and behavior change among HIV-positive individuals.*

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Ebola Outbreak in Uganda

 CDC Rushes to Contain Virus


ETHREAT/ Health training for professionals on rapid response to health threats


The project's aim is to plan and develop an educational package containing the knowledge and training material necessary to empower European health professionals, including armed forces health personnel, to rapidly recognise clinically and adequately respond to new public health threats, like attacks with biological, chemical and radiological agents.

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From 25th to 28th 2012, October, Lisbon

Topics: Parasites causing diseases in farm animals: Toxoplasma, Neospora, Besnoitia, Sarcocystis, Eimeria, Cryptosporidium, Babesia, Theileria, Gregarina.

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OIE launches the second version of its World Animal Health Information System (WAHIS)


The major change of this new version is the integration of a specific section for wildlife diseases notification into WAHIS.  « The same importance and thoroughness given to the surveillance and control of diseases in domestic animals must apply to wildlife, when relevant, as global movements and exchanges of pathogens within and between the two populations as well as towards men, are increasing.” said OIE Director General, Dr Bernard Vallat . *

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2nd International Congress on Neurology and Epidemiology (ICNE)
From 8th  to 10th  November 2012. Nice-France

Thème : Experimental and non-experimental Neuroepidemiolgy

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-  Animals Focus -


APICOMPLEXA in farm animals, international meeting


- Europe -


- Surveillance and outbreak reports in Europe/  Eurosurveillance RSS flux - Eurosurveillance is a European peer-reviewed scientific journal devoted to the epidemiology, surveillance, prevention and control of communicable diseases, with a focus on such topics that are of relevance to Europe. An RSS feed allows you to stay informed on the ongoing European epidemiological surveillance. You can also subscribe to the weekly newsletter of this review.*

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- Networking -


- Health Alert Network (HAN) of the CDC - CDC’s Health Alert Network (HAN) is CDC’s primary method of sharing cleared information about urgent public health incidents with public information officers. CDC’s HAN collaborates with federal, state, territorial, and city/county partners to develop protocols and stakeholder relationships that will ensure a robust interoperable platform for the rapid distribution of public health information.*

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- An autosomal recessive leucoencephalopathy with ischemic stroke, dysmorphic syndrome and retinitis pigmentosa maps to chromosome 17q24.2-25.3.  ›››› Read



- Micr-Ophthalmia, cleft Lip palate, and short Limbs. a New Syndrome Simulating a Short Rib Syndrome. ›››› Read


- Legislation -


- Public health European legislation -  In accordance with Article 168 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), the European Union (EU) health policies aim to prevent illnesses and diseases, to promote healthier lifestyles and to protect people from health threats such as pandemics. EU is therefore striving to attain a higher level of health protection through all European policies and activities,. In particular, EU policy on health matters aims to improve public health, prevent diseases and threats to health and combat major health scourges by promoting research.*

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- Event-based Internet Biosurveillance: Relation to Epidemiological Observation - Confirmed pandemic (H1N1) 2009 cases collected by Argus and WHO methods returned consistent results and confirmed the reliability and timeliness of Internet information. Disease-specific alert criteria provide situational awareness and may serve as proxy indicators to event progression and escalation in lieu of traditional surveillance data; alerts may identify early-warning indicators to another pandemic, preparing the public health community for disease events.*

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-Guide on Methodological Standards in Pharmacoepidemiology - Guide has been updated and developed to offer a single overview document and web resource for methodological guidance for both experienced and new researchers in pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilance. For each topic covered, direct electronic access is given to internationally agreed recommendations and key points from important guidelines, published articles and textbooks after an introductory review. The focus is on scientific rather than regulatory guidance although relevant legislation and good pharmacovigilance practice are cited, where appropriate. Where relevant, gaps in guidance in areas important to collaborative pharmacoepidemiology research have been addressed with what ENCePP considers good practice.*

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