Sciensano reports the results of the acute respiratory infection surveillance activities on a weekly basis in the Acute Respiratory Infections Bulletin in order to inform healthcare providers, health authorities and the general population.

Sciensano coordinates a network of sentinel doctors, sentinel laboratories and sentinel hospitals in order to evaluate continuously the intensity and severity of acute respiratory infections and their impact on the population. Sciensano is also the National Reference Centre (NRC) for the influenza virus. Sciensano’s Belgian Official Medicine Control Laboratory (OMCL), together with the European OMCL network, is responsible for the quality control of the influenza vaccine before it is marketed.


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