General EPILABO project information

Last updated: 2023-04-04 10:18

Project name

Surveillance of Infectious diseases by sentinel laboratories

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Primary organization that oversees implementation of project

  • Sciensano

Partner organization participating in project

Organization that commissioned this project

  • Sciensano

Organization providing monetary or material support

Brief project description

  • The department Epidemiology of infectious diseases of Sciensano coordinates the national surveillance of infectious diseases from 1983 onwards by a network of microbiological laboratories, further called sentinel laboratories. Those laboratories are distributed evenly in Belgium and they notify and transfer voluntarily the data for well-defined pathogens. Most important tasks of the network are the surveillance of epidemiological trends and the warning of outbreaks.

Regulatory framework of this project

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