About the network
The main objectives of ERLI-Net are to carry out virological surveillance of human influenza and to ensure that data are shared through the European Influenza Surveillance Network (EISN) reporting mechanisms in a timely manner.
Influenza laboratory quality control
In accordance with the Key Tasks, ERLI-Net laboratories should participate in external quality assurance (EQA) schemes. EQA panels are distributed by both ERLI-Net and the WHO.
Public Health Microbiology Programme
Microbiology laboratories provide a first line of defence against health threats from communicable diseases and antimicrobial resistance. The ECDC provides scientific advice, capacity building activities and operational support to foster capable and responsive public health microbiology services for the European Union and beyond.
OECD report: Health at a Glance Europe 2018 - Public health laboratory capacity to control infectious diseases threats
This OECD report “Health at a Glance Europe-2018” includes a summary of the EULabCap indicator results indicating EU progress in the chapter on health systems resilience.
Laboratory capability for molecular detection and confirmation of novel coronavirus in Europe, November 2012.
Palm, D., Pereyaslov, D., Vaz, J., Broberg, E., Zeller, H., Gross, D., Brown, C., Struelens, M., on behalf of the Joint ECDC-WHO Regional Office for Europe Novel Coronavirus Laboratory Survey participants, ECDC National Microbiology Focal Points, WHO European Region EuroFlu Network European Network for Diagnostics of Imported" Viral Diseases (ENIVD)."