Retrospective surveillance and enhanced case-finding of congenital rubella syndrome cases – generic protocol

20 November 2018

Article: 52/4605

Fellows of the European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET) programme have developed a generic protocol on behalf of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) which allows countries in the EU/EEA to estimate the incidence of congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) cases in their countries.

The study protocol describes a process that can used to retrospectively identify probable CRS cases in infants in the three years preceding the study’s implementation and allows countries to evaluate the completeness of their current CRS surveillance system.

The protocol can be accessed on the ECDC website

Source: ECDC, 16 November 2018