Checklist for teleconference (tool 2)
The objective of this tool is to develop a checklist of topics that should be addressed at the first teleconference (and possible subsequent teleconferences) between the affected EU member states, the ECDC and possibly other relevant stakeholders at EU level in order to coordinate the investigation
Case definitions for investigation of international FWD outbreaks (tool 3)
The purpose of this tool is to identify unique components that might need to be included in a case definition relating to an international foodborne outbreak and provide examples of case definitions that could be useful to Member States, the ECDC and any other potential stakeholders.
Recommendations for case finding (tool 4)
Case finding is among the necessary steps in any national and international FWD outbreak investigations in order to assess the extent of the outbreak, to help identify the source and to implement control measures.
Outbreak investigation questionnaire - Repository of questions (tool 5a)
Questionnaire investigations are central tools in outbreak investigations. For foodborne outbreaks that affect more than one country, it is important to be able to quickly make questionnaires and collect data in a uniform format that can be shared and readily analysed
Software for data analysis and considerations for when to perform analytical studies (tool 6)
The EpiData Analysis module (EpiDataStat) is a software that enables the user to perform basic descriptive epidemiological analysis based on an interview dataset obtained from an outbreak investigation.
Considerations for environmental and microbiological studies (tool 7)
This tool contains concerns the use of typing in outbreak investigations. The emphasis here on typing is because the classical microbiological isolation methods, as for instance those used for detection of agents in food samples, are well established and performed according to uniform, standardised protocols.