Microbiology of diphtheria

Publication

Gap analysis on securing diphtheria diagnostic capacity and diphtheria antitoxin availability in the EU/EEA

Technical report -

This gap analysis demonstrated that there are significant gaps in diphtheria diagnostic capacity within the EU/EEA, with only six Member States fulfilling the minimum criteria in terms of surveillance, specialised laboratory diagnostics and expertise.

Publication

Evaluation and assessment of serological immunity methods and EQA scheme of Diphtheria

Technical report, External quality assessment -

​This report comprises the findings of an external quality assessment for the laboratory diagnosis of diphtheria serology under the European Diphtheria Surveillance Network.

Publication

External quality assurance scheme for diphtheria diagnostics 2010

Technical report, External quality assessment -

This report presents the results of the 2010 EQA exercise that assessed the capabilities of diagnosing diphtheria in 28 reference laboratories across Europe. Participating centres were asked to complete a questionnaire and identify six simulated throat specimens.

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