European reference laboratory network to ensure better data across the region

A new network of reference laboratories, which are part of the disease prevention efforts in the region, will pave the way for better data on future pandemics, a spokesperson for the EU Commission tells MedWatch.

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BRUSSLES - Knowledge-sharing should be made easier, so that laboratories all over the EU can keep their fingers on the pulse when it comes to future disease outbreaks.

That is one of the overarchng goals of the European Commission, which saw its proposal for new powers for the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) approved by both EU member states and the European Parliament on Tuesday.

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