Scope of EVD-LabNet
A prerequisite for identification, surveillance, assessment and communication of current and emerging infectious disease threats to Public Health, is the availability of a reliable capability and sufficient capacity of diagnostic and reference laboratory service. EVD-LabNet creates and maintains a (pro)-active and flexible network of European expert laboratories that are involved in patient diagnostics, and that support Public Health activities (surveillance, outbreak response) in liaison with research activities of (re)emerging viral diseases. The network focuses on virus families and genera that are rare, imported and (re)emerging in EU/EEA countries and supports capability building in the European region through its network function, external quality assessments and training.
EVD-LabNet is funded by the ECDC under framework contract ECDC/2016/002.EVD-LabNet Website