Presentations & Publications


Researchers from EFWISG contributed to the article "Event-based surveillance of food- and waterborne diseases in Europe: urgent inquiries (outbreak alerts) during 2008 to 2013"

Gossner CM, de Jong B, Hoebe CJ, Coulombier D, European Food and Waterborne Diseases Study Group. Euro Surveill. 2015; 20(25):pii=21166

The authors of the paper conclude that the platform to facilitate the timely exchange of information between countries has strengthened the role of the Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses (FWD) network. Combined with outbreak data collected by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the urgent inquiries give a good overview of the outbreaks’ characteristics. Their analysis, however, also showed that the coordination between the risk assessors and risk managers at the EU/EEA level has to improve, particularly when events are reported. They propose to develop cross-sectoral guidelines for outbreak reporting.


ESCMID PGEC Infections in Returning Travellers: There is no Border for Transmission of Infections

Jointly organised with the immunocompromised host group (ESGICH) and the clinical parasitology group (ESGCP)

Istanbul, Turkey, November 2012

Course material in the ESCMID OLL