A new data collection system for Epilabo: the network of sentinel laboratories

Last updated on 11-1-2024 by Joris Van Loenhout

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Background The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of having a robust, digital system for timely data collection of laboratory test results at the national level in the context of surveillance of infectious diseases. As part of European Commission funded project (EU-HIP), we here present the implementation of a new, near real-time, laboratory-based surveillance system that was built upon the experiences of COVID-19 and the Belgian sentinel network of laboratories (Epilabo), established in 1983. Methods Individual test results are transferred in bulk from the data infrastru…

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