Foodborne & Waterborne Diseases


Foodborne and waterborne diseases unit is responsible for the surveillance of the diseases transmitted via contaminated food or water.


Main fields of actions include:

A. The coordination of foodborne diseases’ surveillance

B. Evaluation of foodborne diseases’ surveillance system

C. Analysis and interpretation of the collected epidemiological data

D. Investigation of sporadic cases and outbreaks of foodborne diseases

E. Scientific advice

F. Training of health professionals and public

G. Collaboration with other bodies

H. Collaboration with international organizations

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) – The European Surveillance System (TESSy) – Foodborne and Waterborne Diseases (FWD) Network:

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA):

World Health Organization (WHO) :

I. Communication of results of surveillance and investigation

J. Other activities


Full Name Property Tel. Email
Kassiani Mellou Office Manager 210 8899007
Theologia Sideroglou RN, MSc 210 8899064
Athina Kallimani MD, MSc 210 8899152
Maria Potamiti-Komi RN 210 8899061
Eleni Lillakou Administrative personnel 210 8899065