Online tutorial on how to detect and assess public health threats

Tool Tutorial

This tutorial demonstrates the various epidemic intelligence steps that need to be undertaken in order to timely detect and assess current and emerging threats to human health from communicable diseases. It includes supportive suggestions and material for building up new intelligence methods or improving already existing capacities. It is open for public access.

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”.

Latest updates

Publication

Risk assessment: Outbreak of acute respiratory syndrome associated with a novel coronavirus, Wuhan, China; first update

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Publication

Risk assessment guidelines for infectious diseases transmitted on aircraft (RAGIDA) - Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

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Publication

Rapid Risk Assessment: Cluster of pneumonia cases caused by a novel coronavirus, Wuhan, China, 2020

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Data

Geographical distribution of dengue cases reported worldwide, 2019

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Data

Geographical distribution of chikungunya virus disease cases reported worldwide, 2019

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Threats and outbreaks

All information related to infectious disease threats and outbreaks within and outside Europe

Training programmes

ECDC activities and programmes in the area of public health training

Tools

This page lists tools which can be used for e.g. surveillance data collection, outbreak preparedness and investigation and public health communication.