Gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility surveillance in Europe 2009
Since 2009, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has coordinated the enhanced surveillance of sexually transmitted infections in Europe.
Second European HIV testing week kicks off today
From 21 to 28 November 2014, nearly 700 organisations across Europe will host activities to increase awareness of the personal and public health benefits of HIV testing. As HIV infection can remain asymptomatic for a long time and a substantial number of infected persons across Europe are unaware of their infection, ECDC supports the aims of this second European HIV testing week.
Gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility surveillance in Europe – 2010
In 2010, 21 EU/EEA Member States participated in the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (Euro-GASP), testing a total of 1766 isolates.
Molecular typing of Neisseria gonorrhoeae
In 2011, a pilot study was undertaken to assess the public health benefit of molecular surveillance for gonorrhoea in 21 EU/EEA countries. A total of 1 066 isolates collected under the 2010 European gonococcal antimicrobial surveillance programme were typed and 406 sequence types identified, with considerable diversity among countries.
Molecular epidemiological typing within the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Programme reveals predominance of a multidrugresistant clone
Chisholm, S.A., Unemo, M., Quaye, N., Johansson, E., Cole, M.J., Ison, C.A., van der Laar, M.J.W.
WGS analysis and molecular resistance mechanisms of azithromycin-resistant (MIC >2 mg/L) Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates in Europe from 2009 to 2014
Jacobsson, S., Golparian, D., Cole, M., Spiteri, G., Martin, I., Bergheim, T., Borrego, M.J., Crowley, B., Crucitti, T., Van Dam, A.P., Hoffmann, S., Jeverica, S., Kohl, P., Mlynarczyk-Bonikowska, B., Pakarna, G., Stary, A., Stefanelli, P., Pavlik, P., Tzelepi, E., Abad, R., Harris, S.R., Unemo, M.
Gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility surveillance in Europe 2011
This report presents the results from the 2011 gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility surveillance programme (Euro-GASP) and a summary of the second distribution from the 2011 external quality assurance (EQA) scheme.