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.
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.