Online tutorial on how to detect and assess public health threats

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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

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West Nile virus in Europe in 2021 - outbreaks among equids and/or birds, updated 23 September 2021

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Communicable disease threats report, 19-25 September 2021, week 38

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West Nile virus in Europe in 2021 - human cases, updated 23 September 2021

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West Nile virus in Europe in 2021 - human cases compared to previous seasons, updated 23 September 2021

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Data on the daily number of new reported COVID-19 cases and deaths by EU/EEA country

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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