Microbiology of pneumococcal disease
ECDC promotes the performance of external quality assessment (EQA) schemes, in which laboratories are sent simulated clinical specimens or bacterial isolates for testing by routine or reference laboratory methods. EQA schemes, or laboratory proficiency testing, provide information about the accuracy of different characterisation and typing methods as well as antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) and the sensitivity of the methods in place to detect a certain pathogen or novel resistance patterns.
Disease data for pneumococcal disease from ECDC Surveillance Atlas
The Surveillance Atlas of Infectious Diseases is a tool that interacts with the latest available data about a number of infectious diseases. The interface allows users to interact and manipulate the data to produce a variety of tables and maps.
Prevention and control measures for pneumococcal disease
Childhood immunisation against S. pneumoniae is the most effective public health measure for preventing IPD both among vaccine recipients (direct effect), and among unimmunised populations (indirect ‘herd’ effect).
Annual Epidemiological Reports on pneumococcal disease
ECDC’s annual epidemiological reports provide a wealth of epidemiological data to support decision-making at the national level. They are mainly intended for public health professionals and policymakers involved in disease prevention and control programmes.
Invasive pneumococcal disease - Annual Epidemiological Report 2016 [2014 data]
In 2014, 17 528 confirmed cases of invasive pneumococcal disease were reported to TESSy.
Invasive pneumococcal disease - Annual Epidemiological Report 2015
In 2015, 21 118 confirmed cases of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) were reported to TESSy.
Invasive bacterial diseases - Annual Epidemiological Report 2014 [2012 data]
This report presents the epidemiological situation for vaccine-preventable diseases – invasive bacterial diseases (invasive Haemophilus influenzae, meningococcal and pneumococcal disease) as of 2012 and describes the statistical and epidemiological methods used.
Surveillance of invasive bacterial diseases in Europe, 2012
This report describes the occurrence of invasive bacterial diseases (IBD) in Europe during 2012, based on data collected through The European Surveillance System (TESSy).