Reporting systems for infectious diseases

The FOPH runs systems for the early detection and surveillance of infectious diseases in collaboration with other federal offices, the cantonal medical officers and healthcare professionals.

Infectious diseases requiring notification – key facts

The reporting obligation is the key systemic element for the surveillance of communicable diseases in Switzerland.

Sentinel Surveillance Network

The Swiss Sentinel Surveillance Network allows the collection of epidemiological data, the surveillance of common infectious diseases and research in the domain of family medicine.

Swiss Paediatric Surveillance Unit (SPSU)

The Swiss Paediatric Surveillance Unit (SPSU) is a national survey system to document rare paediatric pathologies and rare complications of more common diseases by children treated in hospitals in Switzerland.

Last modification 28.08.2018

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