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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control is an agency established by the EU in 2004. ECDC is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, from where it has operated since 2005.

Its goal is to better understand and treat infectious diseases. ECDC’s core tasks include scientific advice, disease surveillance and the development of strategies to combat infectious diseases. The focus is on combating antibiotic resistance, achieving higher vaccination rates and increasing societal protection against cross-border health threats.

ECDC’s work benefits national and subnational public health authorities in the European Union and the European Economic Area, as well as EU institutions and various policy makers within Europe. Researchers, international organizations, as well as national authorities outside Europe can also benefit.

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