Communicable disease threats report, 13-19 May 2018, Week 20
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 13-19 May 2018 and includes updates on E.coli, seasonal influenza, dengue, hepatitis A, measles, rubella, yellow fever and Ebola.
Shigatoxin/verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC/VTEC) infection - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2015
In 2015, 6 151 confirmed cases of infections with Shigatoxin/verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli
(STEC/VTEC) were reported in the EU/EEA.
Rapid risk assessment: Risk related to the use of ‘do-it-yourself' CRISPR-associated gene engineering kit contaminated with pathogenic bacteria
On 24 March 2017, the German authorities reported the contamination of a ‘do-it-yourself’ bacterial gene engineering CRISPR kit produced in the US. This publication assesses the risk related to the use of ‘do-it-yourself’ CRISPR-associated gene engineering kit contaminated with pathogenic bacteria.
The European Union summary report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals and food in 2015
European Union summary report based on data on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria in 2015, submitted by 28 EU Member States (MSs), jointly analysed by EFSA and ECDC.
Shigatoxin/verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC/VTEC) infection - AER 2016 [2014 data]
In 2014, 6 167 cases of STEC/VTEC infections were reported by 29 EU/EEA countries. Of these cases, 6 109 were confirmed cases.
Seventh external quality assessment scheme for typing of verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli
This report presents the results of the seventh round of the external quality assessment (EQA) scheme for typing of verocytotoxin-producing E.coli.
Rapid Outbreak Assessment: multi-country foodborne outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infections associated with haemolytic uraemic syndrome, 6 April 2016
This document assesses the risk to human health posed by a multi-country foodborne outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infections associated with haemolytic uraemic syndrome taking place in the European Union (EU).
Early findings in outbreak of haemolytic uraemic syndrome among young children caused by shiga toxin-producing escherichia coli, Romania, January to February 2016
Peron, E.J., Zaharia, A., Zota, L.C., Severi, E., Mårdh, O., Usein, C., Bălgrădean, M., Espinosa, L., Jansa, J., Scavia, G., Rafila, A., Serban, A., Pistol, A.
Evaluation of molecular typing of foodborne pathogens in European reference laboratories from 2012 to 2013
Schjørring, S., Niskanen, T., Torpdahl, M., Björkman, J.T., Nielsen, E.M.