Eighth external quality assessment scheme for typing of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli
This report presents the results of the eighth round of the external quality assessment (EQA-8) scheme for typing of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) organised for laboratories providing data to the Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network (FWD-Net) managed by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
OECD highlights the progress made in laboratory systems in the EU/EEA since the implementation of EULabCap
The OECD report ‘Health at a Glance: Europe 2018’ summarises the EULabCap indicator results in the chapter on public health laboratory capacity to control infectious disease threats.
Call for scientific collaboration to support genomic-based surveillance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae-antimicrobial resistance at EU-level
ECDC is looking to establish a scientific collaboration with an organisation which can perform whole genome sequencing (WGS) of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, carry out related data analyses, share results of the analyses with ECDC and the participants of the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme as well as visualise the results.
Eighth external quality assessment scheme for Salmonella typing
This report presents the results of the eighth round of the external quality assessment (EQA-8) scheme for typing of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica organised for public health national reference laboratories (PH NRLs) in ECDC’s Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses network (FWD-Net).
Drug-resistance of gonorrhoea in the EU: persistent but stable
Neisseria gonorrhoea continues to show high levels of resistance to azithromycin across the European Union and European Economic Area, according to the 2016 results of the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (Euro-GASP).
Healthcare-associated pneumonia in acute care hospitals in European union/European economic area countries: An analysis of data from a point prevalence survey, 2011 to 2012
Walter, J., Haller, S., Quinten, C., Kärki, T., Zacher, B., Eckmanns, T., Abu Sin, M., Plachouras, D., Kinross, P., Suetens, C., Strauss, R., Mertens, K., Dobreva, E., Budimir, A., Hadjiloucas, A., Prattingerová, J., Kristensen, B., Monnet, D.L., Märtin, P., Lyytikäinen, O., Giard, M., Piening, B., Kritsotakis, E.I., Kurcz, A., Gudlaugsson, Ó., Burns, K., Moro, M.L., Dumpis, U., Ašembergienė, J., Heisbourg, E., Xuereb, D., Hopmans, T., Sorknes, N.K., Deptuła, A., Paiva, J.-A., Serban, R., Litvová, S., Kolman, J., Lozano, J., Struwe, J., Hopkins, S., Doherty, L., Reilly, J.S., Harrison, W.
Rapid outbreak assessment: Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Agona infections possibly linked to ready-to-eat food
A multi-country outbreak of Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Agona (S. Agona) is under investigation in the European Union (EU), with cases retrospectively identified back to 2014.
ECDC study protocol for genomic-based surveillance of carbapenem-resistant and/or colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae at the EU level
This ECDC study protocol describes the technical requirements for implementing future EU-level genomic-based surveillance of carbapenem-resistant and/or colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.
1st Hepatitis E virus network (HEVnet) meeting
The key objective of this meeting was to verify the rationale and objectives of molecular typing for surveillance of hepatitis E virus (HEV) through the hepatitis E network (HEVnet). The workshop reviewed HEVnet as a tool for molecular surveillance of HEV in Europe.