EU Diphtheria Case Definition: Position Paper, 2002
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.
Gap analysis on securing diphtheria diagnostic capacity and diphtheria antitoxin availability in the EU/EEA
This gap analysis demonstrated that there are significant gaps in diphtheria diagnostic capacity within the EU/EEA, with only six Member States fulfilling the minimum criteria in terms of surveillance, specialised laboratory diagnostics and expertise.
Communicable disease threats report, 9 July - 15 July 2017, week 28
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 9 July - 15 July 2017 and includes updates on measles, influenza A(H7N9), poliomyelitis, cholera, yellow fever, WorldPride event and West Nile fever.
Communicable disease threats report, 19-25 November 2017, week 47
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 19-25 November 2017 and includes updates on West Nile virus, Plague, monkeypox, influenza, diphtheria, yellow fever and Marburg virus disease.
Diphtheria - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2015
In 2015, 65 cases of diphtheria caused by toxigenic Corynebacterium species were reported to ECDCp
Evaluation and assessment of serological immunity methods and EQA scheme of Diphtheria
This report comprises the findings of an external quality assessment for the laboratory diagnosis of diphtheria serology under the European Diphtheria Surveillance Network.
External quality assessment scheme for diphtheria diagnostics, 2013
This report describes an external quality assessment in 2013 for the laboratory diagnosis of diphtheria under the European Diphtheria Surveillance Network.