Surveillance of communicable diseases in Europe – a concept to integrate molecular typing data into EU-level surveillance

Technical guidance

In 2010, ECDC proposed a concept on how to integrate molecular typing data and surveillance at the EU level by taking into account the structures developed by the former dedicated surveillance networks (DSNs) and in other networks, in line with the overall ECDC public health microbiology strategy.
This 2011 document outlines the principles for the gradual integration of molecular typing data and methods into the European Surveillance System (TESSy) and serves as a general guidance for the key stakeholders in the Member States, EC, and ECDC.

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