Epidemiology

Outbreaks

Outbreaks

Currently notification on outbreaks is part of the Red Nacional de Vigilancia Epidemiológica's basic systems, created through the Royal Decree 2210/1995. All working physicians (public or private) are obligated to urgently report on all outbreaks, any etiology and transmission mechanism detected in their autonomous community, via the mechanisms established in each community. This autonomous community co-research has broad competences in epidemiological surveillance, specifically with respect to outbreaks and adopting prevention and control measures. Each quarter, the autonomous communities send a report on outbreaks to the Centro Nacional de Epidemiología, except in the case of supracommunity outbreaks (considered of national interest and defined in the aforementioned Royal Decree), in which notification must be made to this Centre urgently.

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