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European Centre for Disease prevention and Control (ECDC)

The European Centre for Disease prevention and Control (ECDC) is an agency of the European Union, established by the European Parliament and Council Regulation 851/2004 of 21 April 2004. Its purpose is to identify, assess and communicate current and emerging threats to human health from communicable disease. Within this broad mission statement, the main technical tasks of the Centre fall into the following four categories:

  • The publication of independent scientific opinions, bringing together technical expertise in specific fields through its various EU-wide networks and via ad hoc scientific panels;
  • The provision of technical assistance to EU member states, communication of the Centre’s activities and results and dissemination of information tailored to different audiences;
  • The development of epidemiological surveillance at the European level and the maintenance of networks of reference laboratories;
  • Early Warning and Response based on ‘round the clock’ availability of specialists in communicable diseases.

Prof. Karl EKDAHL
Head of Public Health Capacity and Communication Unit
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

Tomtebodavägen 11A,
SE-171 83 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: +46 8 5860 1130
Mobile: +46 76 125 1543
Fax: +46 8 5860 1294

E-mail: Karl.Ekdahl@ecdc.europa.eu
Linkedin: http://se.linkedin.com/in/karlekdahl
Address web site http://www.ecdc.europa.eu



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