Surveillance and disease data for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
The surveillance of vCJD became mandatory in the EU in 2000 (Commission Decision 2000/96/EC). The EuroCJD network, established in 1993, was evaluated and transferred under the responsibility of ECDC in 2007. And the surveillance is currently performed by this network, which is co-ordinated from the National CJD Research & Surveillance Unit based in Edinburgh and funded by ECDC. There are now 29 collaborating centres from EU Member States and EEA/EFTA countries. The case definitions for vCJD apply to all EU countries.
The reporting, including all historical cases, was established in TESSy in 2012.
Annual epidemiological reports
ECDC’s annual surveillance reports provide a wealth of epidemiological data to support decision-making at the national level.