- EPIDEMIOLOGICAL DATA
In Belgium, epidemiological data are collected by Sciensanso [former Scientific Institute for Public Health (WIV-ISP)] which, for this purpose, can rely on a network of national reference centres and laboratories (list in Dutch - list in French).
- EARS-Net is the largest publicly funded system for antimicrobial resistance surveillance in Europe and is based on routine clinical antimicrobial susceptibility data from local and clinical laboratories reported to ECDC by appointed representatives from the member states.
EARS-Net performs (amongst others) surveillance of antimicrobial susceptibility of 7 bacterial pathogens commonly causing infections in humans: Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter spp., Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis en Enterococcus faecium.
The EARS-Net reporting protocol defines the panels of antimicrobial agent combinations under surveillance for each species. Susceptibility testing is based on the guidelines as edited by the European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST).
SCIENSANO: INFLUENZA MONITORING
Influenza-like illness: weekly report of the GP consultations in Belgium.
- SCIENSANO: HIV AND AIDS MONITORING (EPIDEMIOLOGY OF AIDS AND HIV INFECTION IN BELGIUM), YEARLY REPORTS
Consult the Dutch version or the French version of these reports.
PROMED (PROGRAM FOR MONITORING EMERGING DISEASES)
"This program is an internet based reporting system dedicated to rapid global dissemination of information on outbreaks of infectious diseases and acute exposures to toxins that affect human health, including those in animals and in plants grown for food or animal feed. Electronic communications enalble ProMed to provide up-to-date news about threats to human, animal and food plant health around the world, seven days a week."