Moving towards better global foodborne disease surveillance
Almost 1 in 10 people worldwide fall ill every year after eating contaminated food which commonly causes bacterial diarrhoea, resulting in 230 000 deaths each year.
Multi-laboratory validation study of multilocus variablenumber tandem repeat analysis (MLVA) for Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis, 2015
Peters, T., Bertrand, S., Björkman, J.T., Brandal, L.T., Brown, D.J., Erdõsi, T., Heck, M., Ibrahem, S., Johansson, K., Kornschober, C., Kotila, S.M., Le Hello, S., Lienemann, T., Mattheus, W., Nielsen, E.M., Ragimbeau, C., Rumore, J., Sabol, A., Torpdahl, M., Trees, E., Tuohy, A., De Pinna, E.
Expert opinion on whole genome sequencing for public health surveillance
This document sets out ECDC's five year vision for using whole genome sequencing (WGS) technology within the context of its agreed strategy and roadmap for integrating typing data into EU level surveillance and cross-border outbreak assessment.
Whole genome sequencing empowers disease surveillance and outbreak investigation
In the last decade, there has been a shift from microbial genotyping to Next-Generation Sequencing technology. Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) has transformed public health surveillance and outbreak investigations by providing more accurate pathogen identification, antimicrobial resistance profiling, transmission tracking and biological risk assessment.
ECDC roadmap for integration of molecular typing into European-level surveillance and epidemic preparedness – Version 1.2, 2013
This document presents the recommended priority options and implementation processes for the medium-term integration of molecular typing into EU-level surveillance and epidemic preparedness.
ECDC roadmap for integration of molecular typing and genomic typing into European-level surveillance and epidemic preparedness – Version 2.1, 2016-19
This roadmap Version 2.1, 2016–19 presents the recommended priority list of pathogens/diseases and technical implementation options for the medium-term integration of molecular/genomic typing into EU-level surveillance and epidemic preparedness.
External quality assessment studies for laboratory performance of molecular and serological diagnosis of Chikungunya virus infection
Jacobsen, S., Patel, P., Schmidt-Chanasit, J., Leparc-Goffart, I., Teichmann, A., Zeller, H., Niedrig, M.
Predominance of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus genetic subclade 6B.1 and influenza B/Victoria lineage viruses at the start of the 2015/16 influenza season in Europe
Broberg, E., Melidou, A., Prosenc, K., Bragstad, K., Hungnes, O.