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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.


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