Delivering curated, real-time, global disease detection. Trustworthy global surveillance data and authoritative analysis from global experts enabling accelerated infectious disease detection and response. ISID’s surveillance programs gather and share vital information and promote connections and dialogue amongst the international infectious disease community. Free of political or commercial constraints – and free to all.

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Trustworthy global surveillance data and authoritative analysis that enables accelerated infectious disease detection and response.


The Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases – ProMED – is an is an internet-based reporting system dedicated to the rapid global dissemination of information on outbreaks of infectious diseases and acute exposures to toxins that affect human health, including those in animals and in plants grown for food or animal feed. Electronic communications enable ProMED to provide up-to-date and reliable news about threats to human, animal, and plant health around the world as quickly as possible.

By providing early warning of outbreaks of emerging and re-emerging diseases, public health precautions at all levels can be taken in a timely manner to prevent epidemic transmission and to save lives.



Launched in 2015, EpiCore is an innovative infectious disease surveillance program dedicated to enabling faster verification of outbreaks around the globe. EpiCore draws on the knowledge of a global community of over 2,200 human, animal, and environmental health professionals from 144 different countries. This network of volunteers is linked through a secure online platform designed to safeguard confidentiality and used by ProMED moderators to gather more information about potential outbreaks.  The information received through EpiCore is then used to inform posts which are disseminated to the global health community via ProMED.

EpiCore is a collaboration of ISID’s ProMED, HealthMap, TEPHINET, and Ending Pandemics.