Publications and data
ECDC publishes outputs relevant to preparedness, prevention and control of communicable diseases.
The centre provides regular analysis of infectious disease data and trends, assessment of threats and outbreaks, and scientific advice for public health practice and policies.
The published work of the Centre is informed by our guiding principles – relevance, accessibility, independence, quality, and transparency. For the latter principle, ECDC also provides a list of planned outputs for the upcoming year.
ECDC’s outputs are classified in the following three categories:
Surveillance and monitoring
Public health guidance
Annual Epidemiological Reports (AERs)
The Annual Epidemiological Reports (AERs) are a key ECDC publication on the epidemiology of communicable diseases of public health significance in Europe.
Situation updates on a currently evolving outbreak or a public health threat.
Scientific journal articles
In addition to its reports, ECDC also publishes articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Links to the articles are added to the ECDC portal every six months.