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New Methodology for Estimating the Burden of Infectious Diseases in Europe

  • Mirjam Kretzschmar mail,

    mirjam.kretzschmar@rivm.nl

    Affiliations: Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, The Netherlands, Julius Centre for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Marie-Josée J. Mangen,

    Affiliation: Julius Centre for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Paulo Pinheiro,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany

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  • Beate Jahn,

    Affiliations: Institute of Public Health, Medical Decision Making and Health Technology Assessment, Department of Public Health and Health Technology Assessment, UMIT—University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Hall in Tirol, Austria, Division of Public Health Decision Modelling, Health Technology Assessment and Health Economics, Oncotyrol Center for Personalized Cancer Medicine, Innsbruck, Austria

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  • Eric M. Fèvre,

    Affiliation: Centre for Immunity, Infection and Evolution, Institute for Immunology and Infection Research, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Silvia Longhi,

    Affiliation: Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy

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  • Taavi Lai,

    Affiliations: National Institute for Health Development, Tallinn, Estonia, Department of Public Health, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

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  • Arie H. Havelaar,

    Affiliations: Centre for Infectious Disease Control, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, The Netherlands, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Claudia Stein,

    Affiliation: Regional Office for Europe, World Health Organization, Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Alessandro Cassini,

    Affiliation: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Piotr Kramarz,

    Affiliation: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • for the BCoDE consortium
  • Published: April 17, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001205

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