Surveillance Network for Invasive Haemophilus Influenzae in Europe - 2002

Surveillance report

Decision No. 2119/98/EC for setting up a network for the epidemiological surveillance and control of communicable diseases in the Community stated as a priority “Diseases prevented by vaccination”. H. influenzae infection comes within this priority. Using the framework already established in a BIOMED II Hib surveillance project (1996-1999), the DG SANCO surveillance network project for invasive H.influenzae disease was established in all 15 EU countries and 5 non-EU countries in 2000.