European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

Source: Europa Nu.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) aims to strengthen Europe's defences against infectious diseases.

What it does

  • Analyse and interpret data from EU countries on 52 communicable diseases and conditions, using the European Surveillance System (TESSy)
  • Provide scientific advice to the EU governments and institutions
  • Ensure early detection and analysis of emerging threats to the EU
  • Coordinate the European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training(EPIET) and the European Programme for Public Health Microbiology Training (EUPHEM)
  • Help EU governments prepare for outbreaks of disease
  • Organise ESCAIDE, the European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology, an annual 3-day scientific conference