Second external quality assurance scheme for Salmonella typing
Thirty-five laboratories of the Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network (FWD-Net), among them 28 from EU/EEA countries, participated in the second international external quality assurance (EQA) scheme for the typing of Salmonella.
Seroincidence calculator tool
The seroincidence calculator utilises the combination of serum antibody levels (lgG, lgM, and lgA) at a given point in time to estimate the time since seroconversion, which in turn gives an estimate of annual 'force of infection' in the tested population.
Third external quality assurance scheme for Salmonella typing
The third external quality assurance scheme for Salmonella typing, launched in November 2010, assessed whether typing of Salmonella strains by different laboratories within and outside the European Union was carried out uniformly and whether comparable results could be obtained.
External quality assurance scheme for typing of verocytotoxin-producing E. coli (VTEC)
This report presents the results of the second round of the external quality assurance scheme for typing of verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli.
Survey of National Reference Laboratory capacity for six FWD in EU/EEA countries
In 2009, a survey was conducted to form a picture of the availability and scope of services offered by National Reference Laboratories in EU and EEA countries with respect to six priority food and waterborne pathogens: Campylobacter, Listeria, Salmonella, Shigella, Shiga toxin/verotoxin–producing Escherichia coli (STEC/VTEC) and Yersinia.
Building a molecular Listeria monocytogenes database to centralize and share PFGE typing data from food, environmental and animal strains throughout Europe
Félix, B., Danan, C., Van Walle, I., Lailler, R., Texier, T., Lombard, B., Brisabois, A., Roussel, S.
Food-borne infections: Study of outbreaks - The key to the source [Lebensmittelbedingte infektionen: Untersuchung von Ausbrüchen - der Schlüssel zur Quelle]
Multidisciplinary investigation of a multicountry outbreak of salmonella stanley infections associated with Turkey meat in the European Union, August 2011 to January 2013
Kinross, P., van Alphen, L., Martinez, Urtaza, J., Struelens, M., Takkinen, J., Coulombier, D., Mäkelä, P., Bertr, S., Mattheus, W., Schmid, D., Kanitz, E., Rücker, V., Krisztalovics, K., Pászti, J., Szögyényi, Z., Lancz, Z., Rabsch, W., Pfefferkorn, B., Hiller, P., Mooijman, K., Gossner, C.
Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis proficiency testing trials: Toward european harmonization of the typing of food and clinical strains of listeria monocytogenes
Félix, B., Niskanen, T., Vingadassalon,N., Dao, T.T. Asséré, A., Lombard, B., Brisabois, A., Roussel, S.