Rapid risk assessment: Risk related to the use of ‘do-it-yourself' CRISPR-associated gene engineering kit contaminated with pathogenic bacteria
On 24 March 2017, the German authorities reported the contamination of a ‘do-it-yourself’ bacterial gene engineering CRISPR kit produced in the US. This publication assesses the risk related to the use of ‘do-it-yourself’ CRISPR-associated gene engineering kit contaminated with pathogenic bacteria.
Sixth external quality assessment scheme for typing of verocytotoxin-producing E.coli
This report presents the results of the sixth round of the external quality assessment (EQA) scheme for typing of verocytotoxin-producing E.coli. The EQA was carried out from January to April 2015, with 29 public health reference laboratories from 30 EU countries participating.
Seventh external quality assessment scheme for typing of verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli
This report presents the results of the seventh round of the external quality assessment (EQA) scheme for typing of verocytotoxin-producing E.coli.
The European Union summary report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals and food in 2015
European Union summary report based on data on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria in 2015, submitted by 28 EU Member States (MSs), jointly analysed by EFSA and ECDC.
Eurosurveillance report reveals characteristics of the German outbreak strain of E.coli and diagnostic screening toolsArchived
On June 14, Eurosurveillance published new information on the characteristics of the German outbreak strain of E.coli and how these microbiological findings have been shared in real time by public health microbiology experts to disseminate best laboratory practice for case detection and public health investigations across Europe and beyond.
ECDC update on outbreak in Germany and cluster in FranceArchived
On Friday 24 June, France reported a cluster of eight patients with bloody diarrhoea, after having participated in an event in the commune of Bègles around Bordeaux on 8 June. Of these, seven have developed HUS, a severe complication of E. coli infection. In three of the patients, infection with E. coli O104:H4 has been confirmed.
Rapid Outbreak Assessment: multi-country foodborne outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infections associated with haemolytic uraemic syndrome, 6 April 2016
This document assesses the risk to human health posed by a multi-country foodborne outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infections associated with haemolytic uraemic syndrome taking place in the European Union (EU).
Communicable disease threats report, 13-19 May 2018, Week 20
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 13-19 May 2018 and includes updates on E.coli, seasonal influenza, dengue, hepatitis A, measles, rubella, yellow fever and Ebola.
Antimicrobial resistance surveillance in Europe 2013 data
This downoadable zip folder contains tables and maps presenting data collected as part of the report: Antimicrobial resistance surveillance in Europe 2013.
Poster for children
This toolkit aims to support infection prevention in schools, with a focus on gastrointestinal diseases, by assisting EU/EEA countries in their communication initiatives for disease prevention in school settings.
- Escherichia coli infection
- Food- and waterborne diseases
- Gastrointestinal disease
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis E
- Norovirus infection
- Verotoxigenic Escherichia coli infection