About ECDC

ECDC is an EU agency aimed at strengthening Europe's defences against infectious diseases. The core functions cover a wide spectrum of activities: surveillance, epidemic intelligence, response, scientific advice, microbiology, preparedness, public health training, international relations, health communication, and the scientific journal Eurosurveillance.

ECDC disease programmes cover:

  • Antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections
  • Emerging and vector-borne diseases
  • Food- and waterborne diseases and zoonoses
  • HIV, sexually transmitted infections and viral hepatitis
  • Influenza and other respiratory viruses
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vaccine-preventable diseases.