Outbreak tools

Tutorials, algorithms for outbreak management and tools for threat updates, detection of outbreak signals and prioritisation of threats.

Assessment tool for influenza pandemic preparedness in European countries

The tool is used for ongoing country support visits by joint missions from ECDC, the European Commission, and WHO EURO. The tool follows the main components of the European Commission communication on pandemic influenza preparedness and response planning in the European Community, the WHO global influenza preparedness plan, the WHO checklist for influenza pandemic preparedness planning, and existing country preparedness plans.

Early Warning and Response System of the European Union (EWRS)

The Early Warning and Response System of the European Union is a tool with restricted access for monitoring public health threats in the EU. Access and posting are confidential and only accessed by ECDC, the Member States and the Directorate General Health and Food Safety (SANTE).

ECDC model for national pandemic preparedness

ECDC presentational tool to visualise the multi-dimensional aspects needed to ensure adequate preparedness for a pandemic (September 2008). This tool highlights aspects that national authorities need to consider in order to move towards full preparedness across in three crucial dimensions: from plans through practise (exercises) to preparedness; from national level planning to operational planning for local and front line staff; and from health sector to multisectoral approach.

ECDC Pandemic Preparedness Self Assessment Indicators

This is part of the pandemic preparedness assessment tool for Europe, developed by the Unit for Preparedness and Response at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in Stockholm, in collaboration with the European Commission and the World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe.

Epidemic Intelligence Information System (EPIS)

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).

EpiSignalDetection tool

Public health experts and epidemiologists can use the tool to detect signals for outbreaks, based on changes in disease incidence.

epitweetr tool

The R-based tool epitweetr allows users to automatically monitor trends of tweets by time, place and topic, with the aim of detecting public health threats early through signals, such as an unusual increase in the number of tweets.

Legionnaires' disease outbreak investigation toolbox

The main objective of this site is to provide a series of practical tools that Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and ECDC can use to facilitate a co-ordinated investigation and response to clusters and outbreaks of Legionnaires' Disease with an EU dimension.

SARS-CoV-2 variants dashboard

This dashboard provides an overview of the proportion of variants of concern and variants of interest in EU/EEA Member States together with sequencing volumes and complements the ECDC country overview report.

Template for pandemic evaluations

The objective of this Excel sheet and the accompanying Word document is to provide a simple template for evaluations of National Pandemic Responses in European Union (EU) and EEA member states

The Response Measures Database (RMD)

The ECDC-JRC database is an archive of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs), or measures, introduced by 30 countries in the European Union and European Economic Area in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It gives detailed information on Response Measures.
Page last updated 13 Jun 2019