Eighth external quality assessment scheme for Salmonella typing
This report presents the results of the eighth round of the external quality assessment (EQA-8) scheme for typing of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica organised for public health national reference laboratories (PH NRLs) in ECDC’s Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses network (FWD-Net). The objectives were to assess the quality and comparability of molecular typing data produced by PH NRLs in FWD-Net).
Salmonellosis was the second-most commonly reported zoonotic disease in EU, with a notification rate of 20.4 cases per 100 000 population in 2016. From 2012 to 2016, the annual number of reported salmonellosis cases has been in the range of 92 012–94 597 except for 2013, when 87 453 cases were reported.
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Salmonellosis (non-typhi, non-paratyphi)
Enteric infections due to Salmonella bacteria are generally referred to by the term ‘salmonellosis’ when they are due to Salmonella species other than Salmonella typhi and Salmonella paratyphi.Read more
External quality assessments (EQA)
ECDC is supporting a large number of targeted External Quality Assessment (EQA) schemes with voluntary participation by reference or primary laboratories, which are active members of EU surveillance networksRead more