Molecular typing of Neisseria gonorrhoeae – a study of 2013 isolates
This report describes the second molecular typing survey of N. gonorrhoeae across the EU/EEA and provides recent information on NG-MAST STs/Gs and genotypes based on WGS circulating in 21 EU/EEA Member States.
Understanding drug-resistant gonorrhoea: an ECDC whole genome sequencing study
Can whole genome sequencing illustrate changes in drug susceptibility of gonorrhoea to antimicrobials used for treatment and so help to define more effective treatment regimens? The first study of this kind within an international surveillance programme for sexually transmitted infections shows distribution of drug-resistant gonorrhoea strains across Europe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Survey of diagnostic and typing capacity for Clostridium difficile infection in Europe, 2011 and 2014
Van Dorp, S.M., Notermans, D.W., Alblas, J., Gastmeier, P., Mentula, S., Nagy, E., Spigaglia, P., Ivanova, K., Fitzpatrick, F., Barbut, F., Morris, T., Wilcox, M.H., Kinross, P., Suetens, C., Kuijper, E.J.
WGS analysis and molecular resistance mechanisms of azithromycin-resistant (MIC >2 mg/L) Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates in Europe from 2009 to 2014
Jacobsson, S., Golparian, D., Cole, M., Spiteri, G., Martin, I., Bergheim, T., Borrego, M.J., Crowley, B., Crucitti, T., Van Dam, A.P., Hoffmann, S., Jeverica, S., Kohl, P., Mlynarczyk-Bonikowska, B., Pakarna, G., Stary, A., Stefanelli, P., Pavlik, P., Tzelepi, E., Abad, R., Harris, S.R., Unemo, M.