National, Continental Health Center Coordination Lacking In E. Coli Outbreak Response
During the handling of the E. coli outbreak in Germany, "[c]oordination of the German public health response seems to have been utterly absent," a Lancet editorial states, adding, "But one should also ask: where was the European Centres of Disease Prevention and Control? From the public's point of view, no visible collaboration seems to have taken place."
The editorial concludes, "Once this immediate crisis subsides, there is a strong case for a European-wide review of national and continental responses to infectious disease outbreaks. Europe can do much better" (6/11).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.