European surveillance network to be set upBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7096.1709 (Published 14 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1709
- Tony Sheldon, Utrecht
Dutch health minister Professor Els Borst-Eilers has hailed the unanimous decision to set up a European network for the surveillance of infectious diseases as a “revolution in cooperation” in public health.
Agreement was reached after a lengthy debate at the European Council of Ministers in Luxembourg last week, which was chaired by Professor Borst as part of the Dutch presidency of the European Union.
European ministers also passed a resolution on exchanging information on doctors who are guilty of serious …