Online tutorial on how to detect and assess public health threats

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This tutorial demonstrates the various epidemic intelligence steps that need to be undertaken in order to timely detect and assess current and emerging threats to human health from communicable diseases. It includes supportive suggestions and material for building up new intelligence methods or improving already existing capacities. It is open for public access.

About epidemic intelligence

Epidemic intelligence is a method for systematic collection and collation of information on communicable diseases of concern to the EU from a variety of sources. The aim is to ensure a timely response, based on an adequate risk assessment with recommendations on appropriate public health measures.

A weekly summary of all information gathered through epidemic intelligence regarding communicable diseases of concern to the EU is available in the ECDC report “Communicable disease threats reports”.

Latest updates

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Communicable disease threats report, 13-19 January 2019, week 3

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Communicable disease threats report, 6-12 January 2019, week 2

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Communicable disease threats report, 30 December-5 January 2019, week 1

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Communicable disease threats report, 16-22 December 2018, week 51

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Rapid risk assessment: Ebola virus disease outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo – second update

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Training programmes

ECDC activities and programmes in the area of public health training

Tools

This page lists tools which can be used for e.g. surveillance data collection, outbreak preparedness and investigation and public health communication.