Surveillance of communicable diseases in Europe – a concept to integrate molecular typing data into EU-level surveillance
In 2010, ECDC proposed a concept on how to integrate molecular typing data and surveillance at the EU level by taking into account the structures developed by the former dedicated surveillance networks (DSNs) and in other networks, in line with the overall ECDC public health microbiology strategy.
This 2011 document outlines the principles for the gradual integration of molecular typing data and methods into the European Surveillance System (TESSy) and serves as a general guidance for the key stakeholders in the Member States, EC, and ECDC.
Handbook on tuberculosis laboratory diagnostic methods in the European Union - Updated 2018
29 Aug 2018 - This handbook provides network members and other laboratories involved in the diagnosis of tuberculosis, with an agreed list of key diagnostic methods and their protocols in various areas of TB diagnosis.
ECDC study protocol for genomic-based surveillance of carbapenem-resistant and/or colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae at the EU level
23 Jul 2018 - This ECDC study protocol describes the technical requirements for implementing future EU-level genomic-based surveillance of carbapenem-resistant and/or colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.
HEPSA – health emergency preparedness self-assessment tool, User guide
20 Jun 2018 - HEPSA is used to evaluate levels of preparedness, identify potential gaps, identify vulnerabilities, and detect areas for improvement – with the goal to strengthen overall preparedness capacities for public health emergencies. This user guide provides basic information on the self-assessment process.