The Early Warning and Response System
) for communicable diseases
in the European Union
was created by the European Commission
to "ensure a rapid and effective response by the EU to events (including emergencies) related to communicable diseases".
- Eurosurveillance article The Early Warning and Response System for communicable diseases in the EU: an overview from 1999 to 2005. (Euro Surveill 2006;11(12):215-220.) December 2006