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Annual Epidemiological Report from ECDC

on Sat, 04/06/2013 - 10:10

The sixth edition of the Annual Epidemiological Report has been released by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). This report provides a surveillance overview about more than 50 infectious diseases in 27 Member Countries and 3 countries from the European Economic Area (Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway). Data came from the European Surveillance System (TESSy) in 2010 and the updates from epidemic intelligence in 2011, and are intended primarily for policymakers, health service leaders, epidemiologists and researchers, and also for the wider public. Comparability of data between countries has improved but there are still some flaws, due to the differences of health and surveillance systems. A general decline in the incidence of several diseases has been observed. However, there are still some major threats to public health, such as: resistance to antibiotics, healthcare-related infections, sexually-transmitted infections and respiratory tract infections.


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