Event-based surveillance and response to food- and water-borne disease outbreaks in the European Union

C.M. Gossner

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The thesis provides an understanding of food- and water-borne diseases surveillance and outbreak response in the European Union and investigates possible ways to strengthen related processes and information technology systems.

Four areas of actions were identified: collaboration among experts from the same or different sectors; information technology systems in place and the possibilities to expand their scope and better integrate them; epidemiological methods for detection, reporting and investigation of outbreaks with their challenges and potential new tools to be developed; laboratory methods for detection and investigation of outbreaks, with their limitations and arising new laboratory technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Hoebe, Christian, Supervisor
  • de Jong, B., Co-Supervisor, External person
Award date6 Jul 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • food- and water-borne diseases
  • European Union
  • surveillance
  • response

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