European Reference Laboratory Network for Human Influenza (ERLI-Net)
The ERLI-Net sub-network of reference laboratories of the European Influenza Surveillance Network carries out virological surveillance of human influenza in the EU/EEA through the EISN timely reporting mechanism and strengthening laboratory capacity for influenza virus detection, antiviral susceptibility testing and typing.
About the network
The main objectives of ERLI-Net are to carry out virological surveillance of human influenza and to ensure that data are shared through the European Influenza Surveillance Network (EISN) reporting mechanisms in a timely manner.
Influenza laboratory quality control
In accordance with the Key Tasks, ERLI-Net laboratories should participate in external quality assurance (EQA) schemes. EQA panels are distributed by both ERLI-Net and the WHO.
Public Health Microbiology Programme
Microbiology laboratories provide a first line of defence against health threats from communicable diseases and antimicrobial resistance. The ECDC provides scientific advice, capacity building activities and operational support to foster capable and responsive public health microbiology services for the European Union and beyond.
First Worldwide Proficiency Study on Variable-Number Tandem-Repeat Typing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex Strains
de Beer, J.L., Kremerb, K., Ködmön, C., Supplyd, P., van Soolingen, D., the Global Network for the Molecular Surveillance of Tuberculosis, 2009
Laboratory capability for molecular detection and confirmation of novel coronavirus in Europe, November 2012.
Palm, D., Pereyaslov, D., Vaz, J., Broberg, E., Zeller, H., Gross, D., Brown, C., Struelens, M., on behalf of the Joint ECDC-WHO Regional Office for Europe Novel Coronavirus Laboratory Survey participants, ECDC National Microbiology Focal Points, WHO European Region EuroFlu Network European Network for Diagnostics of Imported" Viral Diseases (ENIVD)."