ECDC
International Organization based in Sweden

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) was established in 2005. It is an EU agency with aim to strengthen Europe's defences against infectious diseases. It is seated in Stockholm, Sweden.

Our Mission According to the Article 3 of the founding Regulation, ECDC's mission is to identify, assess and communicate current and emerging threats to human health posed by infectious diseases.

In order to achieve this mission, ECDC works in partnership with national health protection bodies across Europe to strengthen and develop continent-wide disease surveillance and early warning systems. By working with experts throughout Europe, ECDC pools Europe's health knowledge, so as to develop authoritative scientific opinions about the risks posed by current and emerging infectious diseases.

All Updates

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12 Aug 2018 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 5-11 August 2018 and includes updates on dengue, Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea, West Nile virus, Measles, Rubella, Ebola virus disease, MERS-CoV.

10 Aug 2018 description

Executive summary

This is the tenth Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since the discovery of the virus in 1976. Genetic analysis of the viral strains showed that there is no link between this outbreak and the recent outbreak in Equateur province.

03 Aug 2018 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 29 July-4 August 2018 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, dengue, Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea, West Nile virus, Enterovirus detections and Ebola virus disease.

31 Jul 2018 description

Executive summary

Over the last seven years, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) supported over 100 external quality assessment (EQA) exercises. These EQAs were managed by ECDC’s disease networks to strengthen the contributions of laboratories to public health disease surveillance and threat detection.

27 Jul 2018 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 22-28 July 2018 and includes updates on dengue, Ebola virus disease, Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea, West Nile virus and Salmonella Agona.

Maps & Infographics

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