Communicable disease threats to public health in the European Union - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2018

Surveillance report
Publication series: Annual Epidemiological Report on Communicable Diseases in Europe
Time period covered: January-December 2018
Cite:

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Communicable disease threats to public health in the European Union. In: ECDC. Annual epidemiological report for 2018. Stockholm: ECDC; 2019. 

This report covers the events and threats detected by the ECDC epidemic intelligence (EI) team in 2018 and the actions taken related to these findings. The objective of EI at ECDC is to rapidly detect and assess public health events of any origin to ensure EU health security as defined in ECDC’s mandate. This report is based on EI screening and data from 2018 retrieved from the Epidemic Intelligence Information System (EPIS), the Early Warning and Response System (EWRS) and the ECDC threat tracking tool (TTT).