New methodology for estimating the burden of infectious diseases in Europe

PLoS Med. 2012;9(4):e1001205. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001205. Epub 2012 Apr 17.


Mirjam Kretzschmar and colleagues describe the BCoDE project, which uses a pathogen-based incidence approach to better estimate the infectious disease burden in Europe.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Communicable Diseases / complications
  • Communicable Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Communicable Diseases / microbiology
  • Cost of Illness
  • Disease Notification*
  • Epidemiologic Methods*
  • Europe / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Population Surveillance / methods*