Review of guidelines for prevention of Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease transmission in medical settings in EU Member States and Norway
Since 1996, following outbreaks of variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (vCJD) in several Member States, both the European Union and individual countries have implemented special public health measures and renewed research efforts in the field of human and animal transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs).
The purpose of this report is to provide a review of available national documents aimed at controlling the transmission of human TSE in medical settings, taking the epidemiological situation and recent research results into account. The ultimate goal was to identify potential needs and tools useful to Member States for drawing up recommendations suited to their specific needs.
Collection and analysis of whole genome sequencing data from food-borne pathogens and other relevant microorganisms isolated from human, animal, food, feed and food/feed environmental samples in the joint ECDC–EFSA molecular typing database
29 May 2019 - This report identifies and compares potential platforms/solutions for the set-up and running of a joint ECDC–EFSA database to collect and analyse whole genome sequencing (WGS) data for Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella and Escherichia coli. In particular, WGS introduces the need for specific components for storage and analysis of these data.
Third external quality assessment on species identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Campylobacter, 2017
28 May 2019 - This report presents the results of the third round of the EQA on AST for national public health laboratories for Campylobacter (Campylobacter EQA3-AST) within the Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network (FWD-Net).