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.
EU protocol for case detection, laboratory diagnosis and environmental testing of Mycobacterium chimaera infections potentially associated with heater-cooler units: case definition and environmental testing methodology
This document establishes a protocol for the case detection, laboratory diagnosis and environmental testing of Mycobacterium chimaera infections which are potentially associated with heater-cooler units.
RRA: Invasive cardiovascular infection by Mycobacterium chimaera associated with the 3T heater-cooler system used during open-heart surgery - 1st update, 21 November 2016
In view of new evidence, ECDC has updated its rapid risk assessment on the potential risk of invasive cardiovascular infection by M. chimaera associated with the use of heater-cooler units.
Invasive cardiovascular infection by Mycobacterium chimaera potentially associated with heater-cooler units used during cardiac surgery, 30 April 2015
Since 2011, cases of infection caused by Mycobacterium chimaera have been detected in patients having previously undergone cardiac surgery in Europe.
Communicable disease threats report, 17-23 May 2015, week 21
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 17-23 May 2015, and includes updates on Salmonella Enteritidis, influenza, Mycobacterium chimaera, Ebola virus, MERS, avian influenza and polio.
Communicable disease threats report, Week 20, 10-16 May 2015
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 10-16 May 2015, and includes updates on influenza, Salmonella Enteritidis, polio, avian influenza, Ebola virus, Mycobacterium chimaera and MERS.
- antibiotic resistance
- Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-associated Infections Programme
- Ebola haemorrhagic fever
- Emerging and Vector-borne Diseases Programme
- healthcare-associated infections
- influenza in humans, seasonal
- Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus
- Mycobacterium chimaera
- public health threat
- Vaccine Preventable Diseases Programme
- Western Africa
Contamination during production of heater-cooler units by Mycobacterium chimaera potential cause for invasive cardiovascular infections: Results of an outbreak investigation in Germany, April 2015 to February 2016
Haller, S., Höller, C., Jacobshagen, A., Hamouda, O., Abu Sin, M., Monnet, D.L., Plachouras, D., Eckmanns, T.