ECDC offers RSS feeds for our website updates. The RSS feeds automatically update as articles are added to the site, alerting you to the latest additions.
Available RSS feeds
ECDC RSS feeds
Influenza pandemic preparedness
Selected health topics RSS feeds:
What is RSS
RSS is short for Really Simple Syndication. It's an XML file that can be read by special feed reading software or a web service you can use from your web browser. Put the address of our RSS feed into your reader, and it will display the latest headlines, each one with a synopsis and link that will take you to the full story. That means you can stay in touch with many different sources of news and information. It's quicker than revisiting a site several times a day to check for updates, as feed readers scan for updates and display them for you.
How to use RSS feeds
In general, the first thing you need is something called a news reader. There are many different versions, some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which are downloadable applications. All allow you to display and subscribe to the RSS feeds you want.
Some browsers, including Firefox, Opera and Safari, have functionality which automatically picks up RSS feeds for you. For more details on these, please check their websites.
To view our RSS feeds you need software called a feed reader or aggregator. Feed readers you could try include:
Once you have installed a feed reader you can add the Eurosurveillance RSS feed(s) by clicking on the link above. Set up the news feed by either dragging the URL of the RSS feed into your news reader or by cutting and pasting the same URL into a new feed in your news reader.
Webmasters tools for web syndication
Our RSS streams are available to other websites for syndication. A dynamic langage (PHP, ASP) allows you to read the RSS stream from our website (parsing) and to display the content on your website. You might be interested by the following links :
PHP RSS parser
ASP RSS parser