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Citizens protection from cross-border health threats


To better protect Europeans from a wide range of health threats, and provide for a fully co-ordinated response in the event of a crisis, the European Commission adopted today a legislative proposal on the means  to address serious cross border health threats.


Biological, chemical or environmental factors can trigger serious cross border health threats.
Such threats can materialise as diseases that spread from person-to-person such as flu, food and
water-borne diseases such as botulism, infections with E. coli or result from extreme weather conditions like heat waves or cold spells. Read more