Epidemic intelligence activities among national public and animal health agencies: a European cross-sectional study
Epidemic Intelligence (EI) encompasses all activities related to early identification, verification, analysis, assessment, and investigation of health threats. It integrates an indicator-based (IBS) component using systematically collected surveillance data, and an event-based component (EBS), using non-official, non-verified, non-structured data from multiple sources.
In their study, entitled “Epidemic intelligence activities among national public and animal health agencies: a European cross-sectional study” (pre-print available on Research Square), Timothee Dub et al. described current EI practices in Europe by conducting a survey of national Public Health (PH) and Animal Health (AH) agencies. They included generic questions on the structure, mandate and scope of the institute, on the existence and coordination of EI activities, followed by a section where respondents provided a description of EI activities for three diseases out of seven disease models (HPAI, WNV, AMR, SARS-CoV-2, Orphan Diseases (TUL/LEP), Morsquito-borne Diseases (DEN/CHIK/ZIK).
To read through their findings, discover the infographics below.