1887
Editorial Open Access
Like 0
This item has no PDF Download

Abstract

Disease acquired in one country but diagnosed and reported in another, necessitates international cooperation if it is to be controlled, investigated and further cases prevented. The European surveillance scheme for travel associated legionnaires' disease (EWGLINET) was established in 1987 to operate in this type of context and has been highly active in sharing information and coordinating its actions since then. In July 2002 European guidelines were introduced by EWGLINET that have standardised the response to clusters across most countries in Europe. Three papers presented in this special issue show how the guidelines have been successfully adopted in France (1), Italy (1) and Spain (2), despite the additional workload associated with their implementation. The paper from the coordinating centre in London provides an overview of EWGLINET results in 2002.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/10.2807/esm.09.02.00443-en
2004-02-01
2017-11-19
http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/10.2807/esm.09.02.00443-en
Loading
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

/deliver/fulltext/eurosurveillance/9/2/art00443-en.htm?itemId=/content/10.2807/esm.09.02.00443-en&mimeType=html&fmt=ahah
Comment has been disabled for this content
Submit comment
Close
Comment moderation successfully completed
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error