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.
Joint WHO/ECDC influenza virus characterisation report, summary of TESSy virus characterisation data 2017/18
Summary of influenza virus characterisation data reported by national influenza centres to The European Surveillance System for weeks 40/2017 to 20/2018.
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.
Influenza virus characterisation, Summary Europe, June 2018
This is the sixth report of the 2017–18 influenza season. As of week 25/2018, nearly 239 000 influenza detections across the WHO European Region have been reported.
Influenza virus characterisation, Summary Europe, May 2018
This is the fifth report of the 2017–18 influenza season. As of week 20/2018, nearly 240 000 influenza detections across the WHO Europe region have been reported.
Joint WHO/Europe–ECDC Annual European Influenza Surveillance Meeting, 2018
The joint annual influenza surveillance meeting by ECDC and the WHO Regional Office for Europe took place on 6 - 8 June 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Invited participants were epidemiological and virological surveillance experts nominated by national health authorities as well as representatives from international institutions, covering the 53 countries of the EU/EEA and the WHO European region. The meeting was by invitation only.
Influenza virus characterisation, Summary Europe, March 2018
The ECDC Influenza Virus Characterisations Reports are published periodically and provides an overview of the technical details of the circulating influenza viruses, such as antigenic and genetic properties, with a reference to the current vaccine strains. It also summaries the developments of the viruses since the last report, as well as the main developments for the ongoing season.
Weekly influenza update, week 20, May 2018
ECDC and WHO Europe monitors influenza activity in the WHO Europe region during the winter season and publishes weekly reports on the Flu News Europe website. This is the last weekly report of the influenza season 2017-18. During the summer, influenza reports will be provided on a monthly basis and published on 29 June, 3 August, 7 September and 5 October. The weekly reporting of influenza surveillance data will resume on 12 October 2018 for the 2018-19 season.