Epidemic intelligence tools and information resources

Tools (restricted access)

Threat Tracking Tool (TTT)

ECDC has developed a data base, the Threat Tracking Tool (TTT) that allows ECDC to keep track of verified events with a known or possible impact on public health. TTT is designed to support ECDC activities on epidemic intelligence registering, documenting and monitoring threats that ECDC has detected through sources of information.


The Epidemic Intelligence Information System (EPIS) is a web-based communication platform that allows nominated public health experts to exchange technical information to assess whether current and emerging public health threats have a potential impact in the European Union (EU).

Information sources

Open access

​Source ​Description ​Access
Eurostat Statistical office of the European Union Public Access
OIM International Organization for Migration Public Access
UNHCR The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Public Access
Frontex European Board and Coast Guard Agency Public Access
World Bank The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans to countries for capital programs. Public Access
​​OIE World Organisation for Animal Health Public Access
​RSOE EDIS ​The National Association of Radio Distress-Signalling and Infocommunications (RSOE) operates Emergency and Disaster Information Service (EDIS) ​Public Access​
​Health Map ​News aggregator for disease outbreak monitoring and real-time surveillance ​Public Access​
​MediSYS ​News aggregator for all hazards ​Public Access​
CDC ​Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - USA ​Public Access​
Promed ​A program of the International Society for Infectious Diseases ​Public Access​
​CIDRAP ​Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy ​Public Access​
​Flutracker ​Blog for infectious diseases ​Public Access​
IRIN ​The Integrated Regional Information Networks acts as a news agency focusing on humanitarian issues ​Public Access​
​nathnac ​British National Travel Health Network and Centre ​Public Access​
OutbreakNews ​Health and disease news website focused on the latest news and information pertaining to infectious diseases ​Public Access​
ECHO European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Public Access
OCHA ​United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs ​Public access
Reliefweb Humanitarian information source on global crises and disasters Public access
GeoSentinel/EuroTravNet Worldwide communication and data collection network for the surveillance of travel-related morbidity Public access
TropNet European Network for Tropical Medicine and Travel Health Public access
ESA Platform French Platform for Animal Health Surveillance Public access

WHO sources

​Source ​Description ​Access
WHO-EURO WHO Europe Regional Office Public access
WHO-WPRO WHO Western and Pacific Region Public access​
WHO-SEARO WHO South-East Asia Regional Office Public access​
WHO-EMRO WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office Public access
WHO-AFRO WHO Africa Regional Office Public access
WHO-DON WHO Disease Outbreak News Public access
WHO​ World Health Organization  Public access

Restricted sources

​Source ​Description ​Access
EWRS The Early Warning and Response system of the European Union. Confidential. Access and posting only by MS, DG-SANCO and ECDC Restricted
IHR EIS (WHO) WHO Event Information Site for International Health Regulation (IHR) notifications Restricted
EPiS Epidemic Intelligence Information System Restricted
GIDEON   Restricted
​GPHIN ​Global Public Health Intelligence Network ​Restricted
RASFF EU Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF). Contains Market notifications (alerts and information) and border rejection notifications Restricted
HDRAS (WHO) Health hazard detection and risk analysis platform Restricted​