Hyperglycemia and glucose variability are associated with worse survival in mechanically ventilated COVID-19 patients: the prospective Maastricht Intensive Care Covid Cohort
Among 232 mechanically ventilated COVID-19 patients, 21.1% had known diabetes mellitus, whereas 16.9% in wave 2 had unknown diabetes mellitus.
Policy & Recommendations
COP28: climate crisis is a health crisis, say scientific and health-focused organisations and experts
ESWI endorses a joint statement initiated by ERS and ELF to prioritise action to mitigate but also adapt to the health effects of climate change, to prepare societies and communities for a much more complex future.
PROGRAMMING survey on educational needs in the care of older people
The COST Action Promoting geriatric medicine in countries where it is still emerging (PROGRAMMING) has launched a survey aiming to map the educational interests and needs of current and future healthcare professionals in the field of care for older people
Facts and fallacies about vaccination by the Dutch Influenza Foundation
An independent information document for nurses
Australian vaccination warning as flu lingers into summer 2023/24
Winter may be long gone and summer just around the corner, but the flu season is dragging on with all states continuing to record cases.
RSV IMMUNISATION FOR INFANTS IN EUROPE: ARE OUR HEALTH SYSTEMS READY?
EHMA publishes a paper based on expert insight from across Europe, exploring the challenges and opportunities of implementing RSV immunisation programmes in different country contexts.
A Fragile State of Preparedness: 2023 Report on the State of the World's Preparedness
The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB) 2023 Report points out that global preparedness for pandemics and other disease outbreaks remains inadequate, making four key recommendations to urgently strengthen global preparedness.
The European Respiratory Virus Surveillance Summary (ERVISS)
This interactive dashboard provides a weekly integrated epidemiological summary for influenza, RSV and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 for the EU/EEA and the WHO European Region
How the current bird flu strain evolved to be so deadly
Genetic changes to avian influenza viruses have led to spread among many wild species, creating an uncontrollable global outbreak.
The episodic resurgence of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5 virus
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 activity has intensified globally since 2021, increasingly causing mass mortality in wild birds and poultry and incidental infections in mammals.
EU Countries miss flu vaccination target (except for one)
European health ministers agreed on a target of vaccinating 75% of older people in 2009 ‒ almost all countries are still falling short.
Why Vaccinate Healthy 2- to 17-Year-Olds Against Influenza?
On February 2023, the French National Authority for Health (HAS) recommended extending flu shots to children aged 2-17 years without comorbidities.