Second annual meeting of the invasive bacterial diseases surveillance network in Europe

Meeting report

The invasive bacterial diseases (IBD) surveillance network is coordinated by the surveillance unit at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). During the meeting, held over 16–17 November 2010, an overview of general surveillance—including TESSy activities—was presented, ranging from a presentation on the ECDC programme and goals for the coming years to development of the new IBD metadataset in TESSy and the progress of laboratory surveillance activities in the EU.