Eighth external quality assessment scheme for Salmonella typing
This report presents the results of the eighth round of the external quality assessment (EQA-8) scheme for typing of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica organised for public health national reference laboratories (PH NRLs) in ECDC’s Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses network (FWD-Net).
Monitoring the use of whole-genome sequencing in infectious disease surveillance in Europe 2015–2017
The results of the third pan-EU/EEA survey presented in this report showed that by mid-2017 the vast majority of national public health reference laboratories in EU/EEA countries had access to whole genome sequencing based typing of diverse microbial pathogens for investigations of infection and drug resistance transmission.
Molecular typing of Neisseria gonorrhoeae – a study of 2013 isolates
This report describes the second molecular typing survey of N. gonorrhoeae across the EU/EEA and provides recent information on NG-MAST STs/Gs and genotypes based on WGS circulating in 21 EU/EEA Member States.
Multi-laboratory validation study of multilocus variablenumber tandem repeat analysis (MLVA) for Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis, 2015
Peters, T., Bertrand, S., Björkman, J.T., Brandal, L.T., Brown, D.J., Erdõsi, T., Heck, M., Ibrahem, S., Johansson, K., Kornschober, C., Kotila, S.M., Le Hello, S., Lienemann, T., Mattheus, W., Nielsen, E.M., Ragimbeau, C., Rumore, J., Sabol, A., Torpdahl, M., Trees, E., Tuohy, A., De Pinna, E.
Expert opinion on whole genome sequencing for public health surveillance
This document sets out ECDC's five year vision for using whole genome sequencing (WGS) technology within the context of its agreed strategy and roadmap for integrating typing data into EU level surveillance and cross-border outbreak assessment.
ECDC roadmap for integration of molecular typing into European-level surveillance and epidemic preparedness – Version 1.2, 2013
This document presents the recommended priority options and implementation processes for the medium-term integration of molecular typing into EU-level surveillance and epidemic preparedness.
ECDC roadmap for integration of molecular typing and genomic typing into European-level surveillance and epidemic preparedness – Version 2.1, 2016-19
This roadmap Version 2.1, 2016–19 presents the recommended priority list of pathogens/diseases and technical implementation options for the medium-term integration of molecular/genomic typing into EU-level surveillance and epidemic preparedness.
External quality assessment studies for laboratory performance of molecular and serological diagnosis of Chikungunya virus infection
Jacobsen, S., Patel, P., Schmidt-Chanasit, J., Leparc-Goffart, I., Teichmann, A., Zeller, H., Niedrig, M.