Online tutorial on Epidemic Intelligence
This e-learning provides a thorough description of the different steps in Epidemic Intelligence (EI). It also describes the reasons for doing EI and the methods to perform EI. For those who already do EI, the course will strengthen their capacities, present updated tools as well as showing the way ECDC performs EI. The purpose of this course is also to develop a common approach on EI activities. To access the tutorial, you need to create an account on ECDC Virtual Academy (EVA).
About epidemic intelligence
Epidemic intelligence is a method for systematic collection and collation of information on communicable diseases of concern to the EU from a variety of sources. The aim is to ensure a timely response, based on an adequate risk assessment with recommendations on appropriate public health measures.
A weekly summary of all information gathered through epidemic intelligence regarding communicable diseases of concern to the EU is available in the ECDC report “Communicable disease threats reports”.
ECDC activities on epidemic intelligence and outbreak response
Monitoring and assessing threats to public health in Europe from infectious diseases are core tasks for ECDC, as is providing technical support to the EU-level response to such threats.Read more
Epidemic intelligence tools and information resources
Epidemic intelligence can be described as the systematic collection and collation of information from a variety of sources. See a list of epidemiological sources and tools used by ECDCRead more
Weekly threats reports (CDTR)
The ECDC Communicable disease threats reports are a weekly summary of all information gathered through epidemic intelligence activities regarding communicable diseases of concern to the EU. It also provides updates on the global situation and changes in the epidemiology of communicable diseases with potential to affect Europe. Diseases that are the focus of eradication efforts are also included.Read more