Gonorrhoea strains across Europe becoming more susceptible to main treatment options
According to test results from the annual European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (Euro-GASP), resistance levels to the main antimicrobials used for treatment of gonorrhoea infection have seen an encouraging decrease since 2010.
Dual-use research debates and public health: better integration would do no harm
This opinion article authored by ECDC staff, published in the Frontiers journal, gives a new light to the dual-use debate.
ECDC publishes interim case definition and case finding algorithm for reporting patients with A(H7N9)
The case definition and case finding algorithm have been prepared for surveillance purposes only and they will be adjusted as the current avian influenza A(H7N9) situation develops.
Emerging spread of new fungal species poses risk for healthcare settings in the EU/EEA
The rise in Europe of Candida auris infections, a difficult-to-control fungus, is of concern. The fungus spreads easily in healthcare settings, can cause invasive infections, and is also associated with resistance to multiple classes of anti-fungal medication.
Understanding drug-resistant gonorrhoea: an ECDC whole genome sequencing study
Can whole genome sequencing illustrate changes in drug susceptibility of gonorrhoea to antimicrobials used for treatment and so help to define more effective treatment regimens? The first study of this kind within an international surveillance programme for sexually transmitted infections shows distribution of drug-resistant gonorrhoea strains across Europe.
EARS-Net and HAI-Net Coordination group meetingArchived
This will be the first joint meeting of the EARS-Net and HAI-Net Coordination groups. The meeting will address epidemiological, microbiological and technical aspects related to surveillance and reporting of antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections.
European Public Health Microbiology (EUPHEM) Core Competency DevelopmentArchived
European Public Health Microbiology (EUPHEM) - Core Competency Development for EUPHEM coordinators and host sites representatives
European Public Health Microbiology (EUPHEM)- ECDC stay moduleArchived
This EUPHEM Module gave opportunity to EUPHEM fellows to get familiar with roles and responsibilities of a European organization involved in infectious disease control and to identify activities related to epidemiological surveillance, including protocols, data analysis and reports developed to set up surveillance systems, evaluation schemes and results of surveillance data analyses.