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).
European external quality assessment programme for influenza virus 2018
Influenza epidemics occur every winter with high impact on disease burden, hospitalisations and excess mortality in countries in the WHO European Region. To understand the characteristics of circulating influenza viruses during seasonal epidemics, virological influenza surveillance is performed and detected viruses are further characterised at national influenza centres (NICs) that are part of the wider network of the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS). External quality assessments (EQAs) are important instruments in assessing the quality of the generated data that are reported nationally and internationally through The European Surveillance System (TESSy).
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.
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.
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).
Strategy for the external quality assessment of public health microbiology laboratories
ECDC’s Microbiology Coordination Section developed a multi-disease ECDC’s strategy for cost-efficient design and management of ECDC EQAs.
Antimicrobial resistance surveillance in Europe 2015
This report presents antimicrobial resistance data for seven microorganisms of major public health importance. For 2015, data were reported by 29 countries. The report also presents trend analyses for the period 2012–2015.
Gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility surveillance in Europe, 2014
The surveillance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae antimicrobial susceptibility in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) has been co-ordinated by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) since 2009.
Sixth external quality assessment scheme for Salmonella typing
This report presents the results of the sixth round of the Salmonella External Quality Assessment (EQA) scheme for typing of Salmonella enterica spp. enterica (further EQA-6).
Second worldwide proficiency study on variable number of tandem repeats typing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex
De Beer, J.L., Ködmon, C., Van Ingen, J., Supply, P., Van Soolingen, D., Jamieson, F.B., Bidovec-Stojkovic, U., Brown, T., Cirillo, D.M., Cruz, L., Mira, A., Dou, H.-Y., Fauville-Dufaux, M., Fitzgibbon, M.M., García De Viedma, D., Groenheit, R., Haanperä-Heikkinen, M., Indra, A., Kam, K.M., Kramer, R., Jiang, G.-L., Niemann, S., Obrovac, M., Rasmussen, E.M., Refrégier, G., Realpe, T., Samper, S., Sharma, M.K., Sougakoff, W., Stakenas, P., Stavrum, R., Trenkler, J., WaDa T., Siame, K.K., Tafaj, S., Cowan, L., Sng, L.-H., Seagar, A.-L., Basu, I., Rastogi, N., Ferro, B.E., de Matos, F., Kipnis, A., van Soolingen, D., Supply, P.