PediSurv | the surveillance network of infectious diseases in children
The network consists of pediatricians from all over Belgium and general practitioners from Brussels, who report each month data on 7 diseases (measles, mumps, rubella, acute flask paralysis (polio), hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), invasive pneumococcal infections and from 01/06/2022 severe cases of whooping cough in children <3 years of age). This allows Sciensano to monitor epidemiological trends of severe and/or rare childhood diseases. By collecting and analyzing indispensable data from practitioners, PediSurv supports policymakers in determining health policy priorities.
Registration of data (only for clinicians who are member of Pedisurv)
- register your monthly data for the 7 diseases in children (<15 years) reported by the “Pedisurv” network or
- complete or consult your previous registrations.
If you are not yet a member of Pedisurv, you can become a member of Pedisurv under ‘Subscription’ to receive login details.
Problems during registration?
netwerkcoordinator when you encounter problems with the Pedisurv registration or have another question.
- invasive pneumococcal infections
- hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)
- acute flask paralysis (AFP) - Polio
- congenital rubella
- severe cases of whooping cough in children <3 years of age
Pedisurv collaborates with
This network is collaborating closely with the following partners:
- the national reference centers, including:
- NRC for measles, mumps and rubella, Sciensano
- NRC for invasive pneumococcal infections (streptococcus pneumoniae), KULeuven (only available in Dutch or French)
- NRC for congenital infections (link is external), Hopital University Erasme-ULB (only available in Dutch or French)
- NRC for enteroviruses (incl. Poliovirus and parecho virus) (link is external), KULeuven (only available in Dutch or French)
- NRC for STEC (Shiga toxin producing E. coli) (link is external), UZ Brussel (only available in Dutch or French)
- the network of Sentinel laboratories (Sciensano)
- the minimum hospital data (FPS Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment) (only available in Dutch or French)
- the mandatory notifications (AViQ, COCOM, AZG)
- the centralized registration platforms for vaccinations such as vaccinnet (from AZG, only available in Dutch) and e-vax (from FWB, only available in French).
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