Proficiency test for Listeria monocytogenes whole genome assembly 2018
This report presents the results of a proficiency test to evaluate the inter-laboratory reproducibility and portability of Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) genome assemblies in the EU/EEA.
Multi-country cluster of Listeria monocytogenes ST1247 in five EU countries
ECDC has identified a microbiological link between an outbreak of nine Listeria monocytogenes ST1247 cases in Denmark and nine additional cases reported between 2014 and 2018 in Estonia (2 cases) Finland (2), France (1) and Sweden (4).
Listeriosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016
In 2016, 30 countries reported 2 555 confirmed listeriosis cases in the EU/EEA.
Surveillance systems overview for 2017
This spreadsheet contains all surveillance system overview tables from ECDC's annual epidemiological report for 2017.
- Chlamydia infection
- Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever
- Ebola haemorrhagic fever
- hantavirus infection
- healthcare-associated infections
- hepatitis A
- hepatitis B
- hepatitis C
- HIV infection
- invasive Haemophilus influenzae disease
- Lassa fever
- Marburg haemorrhagic fever
- meningococcal disease
- pneumococcal disease
- Q fever
- Rift Valley fever
- severe acute respiratory syndrome
- surgical site infections
- verotoxigenic Escherichia coli infection
- West Nile fever
- yellow fever
Multi-country outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to consumption of salmon products
Ready-to-eat salmon products, such as cold-smoked and marinated salmon, are the likely source of an outbreak of listeriosis that has affected Denmark, Germany and France since 2015.
Multi-country outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes sequence type 8 infections linked to consumption of salmon products
A multi-country outbreak of 12 listeriosis cases caused by Listeria monocytogenes sequence type (ST) 8 has been identified through whole genome sequencing (WGS) analysis in three EU/EEA countries: Denmark (6 cases), Germany (5) and France (1).
Communicable disease threats report, 2-8 September 2018, week 36
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 2-8 September 2018 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), influenza A(H5N6), listeriosis, West Nile virus, Ebola virus disease and cholera.
Fifth external quality assessment scheme for Listeria monocytogenes typing
This report presents the results of the fifth round of the external quality assessment (EQA-5) scheme for typing of Listeria monocytogenes organised for laboratories in the Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network (FWD-Net).
Listeria surveillance: new EU-wide study reveals that most outbreaks remain undetected
More than half of the severe listeriosis cases in the European Union belong to clusters, many of which are not being picked up fast enough by the current surveillance system, suggests a new article published in Eurosurveillance. The large-scale study looked into listeriosis epidemiology through whole genome sequencing and found that this method, when implemented at EU-level, could lead to faster detection of multi-country outbreaks, saving up to 5 months of the investigations.
Retrospective validation of whole genome sequencingenhanced surveillance of listeriosis in Europe, 2010 to 2015
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