EU Diphtheria Case Definition: Position Paper, 2002
External quality assurance scheme for diphtheria diagnostics 2010
This report presents the results of the 2010 EQA exercise that assessed the capabilities of diagnosing diphtheria in 28 reference laboratories across Europe. Participating centres were asked to complete a questionnaire and identify six simulated throat specimens.
ECDC Vaccine Scheduler
The Vaccine Scheduler is an interactive tool that shows vaccination schedules for individual EU/EEA countries and specific age groups. With this tool comparisons can be made for vaccination schedules between two countries or by disease for all or a selection of countries.
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- Human papillomavirus infection
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- Invasive Haemophilus influenzae disease
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- Pneumococcal disease
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- Tick-borne diseases
Factsheet about diphtheria
Diphtheria is an acute disease caused by toxin-producing strains of Corynebacterium diphtheriae (in some cases also by Corynebacterium ulcerans) bacteria, that is known to colonise mucous membranes.
European risk assessment guidance for infectious diseases transmitted on aircraft - the RAGIDA project
Mandatory and recommended vaccination in the EU, Iceland and Norway: Results of the VENICE 2010 survey on the ways of implementing national vaccination programmes
Haverkate, M., D'Ancona, F., Giambi, C., Johansen, K., Lopalco, P.L., Cozza, V., Appelgren, E.
External quality assessments for microbiologic diagnosis of diphtheria in Europe
Both, L., Neal, S., de Zoysa, A., Mann, G., Czumbel, I., Efstratiou, A., Huhulescu, S., Pierard, D., Detecheva, A., Pieridou-Bagatzouni, D., Zavadilova, J., Fuursted, K., Peetso, R., He, Q., Badell, E., Sing, A., Alexrou-Athanasouli, H., Tzanakaki, G., Tirczka, T., Svis, Gretarsdottir, O., Murphy, P., Wall, N., Valinsky, L., Monaco, M., Paberza, R., Liachaviciute, A., Reichert, P., Cuschieri, P., Reubsaet, F., Steinbakk, M., Piekarska, K., Bajanca, Lavado, P., Damian, M., Lengyelova, V., Mioc, V., Herrera, Leon, S., Morfeldt, E., Nar, Otgun, S.