Potential for another influenza pandemic: how should we be prepared?

Potential for another influenza pandemic: how should we be prepared? Dr Helmut Walerius, Directorate General Health and Consumers, “Health Threats” Unit, European CommissionWhat are the chances of a new influenza pandemic ? WHO Guidance on Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response: · Influenza pandemics are unpredictable but recurring events that can cause severe social, economic, and political stress. Advanced planning and …

Download: EU perspective on strengthening influenza prevention

EU perspective on strengthening influenza preventionIsabel De la Mata, Principal Adviser with special interest in Public Health, EU Commission The Recommendation on Seasonal Influenza Vaccination of the EU Council can be clearly identified by its objective to provide 75 % coverage rate for ‘older age groups' and, if possible, for other risk groups by the 2014/2015 winter season; and improve …

Live event feed: Isabel De la Mata

Blogged on behalf of  Natalia Forero  Serna. EU perspective on strengthening influenza prevention Isabel De la Mata, Principal Adviser with special interest on Public Health, European Commission presented the EU perspective on strengthening influenza prevention today at the World Vaccine Congress Lyon. She begins by stating her main objective: to improve vaccination coverage among healthcare workers who are the taking …

Live event feed: Dr Andreas Holtel

Andreas is a Scientific Officer at European Commission, DG Research and Innovation, Health Research, Unit Advanced technologies and systems medicine, in charge for immunization technologies and vaccines (disease cross-cutting) before this he worked for Unit Infectious Diseases, in charge for malaria research+ EDCTP. He holds a Postdoc at Estación Experimental del Zaidin, C.S.I.C, Granada, Spain: research on transcriptional regulation of …