Identification

Name

Early Warning and Response System

Short name

EWRS

Status

Active

Category

System

Organizations
(1) European Centre for Disease Protection and Control (ECDC)
Update frequency

Near Real-time

Created

2014-07-08 20:47:07+00:00

Modified

2016-07-07 18:02:44.851950+00:00

Basic Information

Overview

EWRS is a mechanism to allow Member States to send alerts about events with a potential impact on the EU, share information, and coordinate response measures. In particular, the system has been used to identify outbreaks of SARS, Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) and other communicable diseases.

Goals
(1) Early detection
(2) Early warning
Year start

1998

URL https://ewrs.ecdc.europa.eu/
URL (alternate) http://ec.europa.eu/health/preparedness_response/generic_preparedness/planning/rapid_alert_en.htm
Related system
(1) The European Surveillance System (TESSy)

Disease and Geography

Locations
(1) European Union
Geography

No

Diseases
(1) Avian influenza A
(2) Influenza
(3) Severe acute respiratory syndrome

Datastreams

Data sources
(1) Laboratory Records
(2) Personal Communication