Whole genome sequencing: new ECDC framework suggests priority diseases and implementation options
Whole genome sequencing (WGS) is a fast-moving technology, but the pace of change vary between pathogens/diseases and European Union countries. In a new report, ECDC proposes to prioritise the implementation of WGS depending on disease and public health application.
External quality assessment for the detection of Bordetella pertussis by PCR, 2018
This report presents the results of the second European Pertussis Laboratory Surveillance Network (EUPert-LabNet) EQA scheme for Bordetella pertussis PCR funded by ECDC on behalf of EUPert-LabNet. The EQA study was conducted between February and March 2018.
Joint WHO/ECDC influenza virus characterisation report, summary of TESSy virus characterisation data 2017/18
Summary of influenza virus characterisation data reported by national influenza centres to The European Surveillance System for weeks 40/2017 to 20/2018.
External quality assessment of laboratory performance – European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net), 2017
This report provides an analysis of the external quality assessment (EQA) performance of laboratories participating in the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net) in 2017.
Weekly influenza update, week 16, April 2018
In collaboration with WHO Regional Office for Europe, ECDC monitors and reports on influenza activity in Europe on a weekly basis throughout the flu season.
Influenza virus characterisation, Summary Europe, February 2018
This is the third report of the 2017–18 influenza season. As of week 8/2018 over 151 000 influenza detections across the WHO European Region have been reported. Types A and B viruses have been detected in the proportions 40% and 60%, respectively, with A(H3N2) being slightly more prevalent than A(H1N1)pdm09 viruses (1.1:1) and B/Yamagata being significantly more prevalent than B/Victoria viruses (45.8:1).
Influenza virus characterisation, Summary Europe, December 2017
This is the second report of the 2017–18 influenza season. As of week 1/2018, nearly 37 000 influenza detections across the WHO European Region have been reported.
European laboratories move forward towards stronger epidemic readiness for infectious disease threats.
The latest EULabCap data on assessing the public health laboratory capacities among 30 EU and EEA countries in 2016 reveal continuous improvement in reducing inequalities, with ten more countries reaching fair to high capability levels over the 4 years of monitoring.
Influenza virus characterisation, Summary Europe, November 2017
This is the first report for the 2017–18 influenza season. As of week 48/2017 nearly 3 000 influenza detections have been reported across the WHO European Region.
Influenza virus characterisation, Summary Europe, September 2017
In the course of the 2016–17 influenza season, over 146 000 influenza detections across the WHO Europe Region have been reported.