Toolkit for investigation and response to Food and Waterborne Disease Outbreaks with an EU dimension
The purpose of this Toolkit is to provide investigators with a series of tools that can be useful during an investigation of a European FWD outbreak, i.e. an outbreak that involves at least two EU Member States. The primary purpose is to provide material that can be helpful when coordinating European FWD outbreak investigations. However, the ECDC also have wished to develop tools that could be of use for investigators at the Member State level. The Toolkit contains two different types of material: Documents, guidelines and explanatory texts that may be needed for international outbreak investigations; The other consists of a functionality developed in the software EpiData. Optimal use of these tools requires some degree of familiarisation with the software. The EpiData functionality is still under development, independent of the Toolkit. New features will therefore be available in the coming years. Please note that although downloading this software is necessary in certain parts of the toolkit, ECDC assumes no liability for any damage or loss arising from its use. The tools have been arranged in order to fit the '10 steps of an outbreak investigation'-scheme.