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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. [EMCDDA] (2011) Prevention and control of infectious diseases among people who inject drugs. Stockholm: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. 55 p.

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URL: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/news/2011/5

Seven interventions, one aim: no infections among people who inject drugs. In a new guidance document out today, EU agencies ECDC and the EMCDDA have joined forces to identify seven interventions to reduce and prevent infectious diseases in this vulnerable population. Many European countries have achieved substantial progress in recent years in preventing drug-related infections. Drug injecting, however, remains a major cause of infectious diseases across Europe.

The interventions proposed range from the supply of injection equipment, testing and vaccination to the treatment of infections and drug dependence. These are best applied in combination and ideally in the same venue for maximum effect.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general, Opioid
Intervention Type:AOD prevention
Source:EMCDDA
Date:2011
Pages:55 p.
Publisher:European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Corporate Creators:European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication:Stockholm
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health-related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control > HIV prevention
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > Hepatitis B
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health-related prevention > Health information and education > Communicable disease control
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > Hepatitis C
VA Geographic area > International aspects
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Drugs and alcohol prevention
A Drugs and alcohol use, abuse, and dependence > Drugs and alcohol effects and consequences

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