Health emergency preparedness for imported cases of high-consequence infectious diseases

29 October 2019

Article: 53/4303

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published an operational checklist for health emergency preparedness on imported cases of high-consequence infectious diseases. The checklist aims to support countries in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) in their own individual reviews of preparedness system planning.

The content of the ECDC checklist is based on work performed during the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa from 2013 to 2016, and a specific protocol used in the peer-review visits to the health systems of Belgium, Portugal and Romania. The checklist may be seen as complementary to broader preparedness checklists published by other international organisations.

Source: ECDC, 22 October 2019