Epidemiological update: invasive infections with Mycobacterium chimaera potentially associated with heater-cooler units used during cardiac surgery
On 21 May, Public Health England (PHE) reported that a retrospective investigation identified 13 patients with endocarditis, surgical site infection or disseminated infection with Mycobacterium chimaera or other Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) species within four years of surgery involving cardiopulmorary bypass.
ECDC updated tools for point prevalence surveys of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities now available
Today, ECDC’s Healthcare-associated Infections Surveillance Network (HAI-Net) publishes a new version of the software application HelicsWin.Net. The new version features the updated module for the second ECDC point prevalence survey (PPS) of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals, taking place in 2016-2017.
Annual epidemiological report 2011 [2009 data]
Reporting on 2009 surveillance data and 2010 epidemic intelligence data
- antibiotic resistance
- avian influenza virus
- food- and waterborne diseases
- healthcare-associated infections
- HIV infection
- influenza in humans, avian origin
- influenza in humans, seasonal
- respiratory diseases
- sexually transmitted infections
- vaccine preventable diseases
- viral hepatitis
HELICSwin.Net 1.3 − user manual
The main priorities of HAI-Net are the coordination of the European point prevalence survey of HAI and antimicrobial use in acute care hospitals.