Microbiology of diphtheria

Gap analysis on securing diphtheria diagnostic capacity and diphtheria antitoxin availability in the EU/EEA

Monitoring -

This gap analysis demonstrated that there are significant gaps in diphtheria diagnostic capacity within the EU/EEA, with only six Member States fulfilling the minimum criteria in terms of surveillance, specialised laboratory diagnostics and expertise.

Evaluation and assessment of serological immunity methods and EQA scheme of Diphtheria

Monitoring, External quality assessment -

​This report comprises the findings of an external quality assessment for the laboratory diagnosis of diphtheria serology under the European Diphtheria Surveillance Network.

External quality assessments for microbiologic diagnosis of diphtheria in Europe

Mar 2014 - J. Clin. Microbiol. - 52(12)

Both, L., Neal, S., de Zoysa, A., Mann, G., Czumbel, I., Efstratiou, A., Huhulescu, S., Pierard, D., Detecheva, A., Pieridou-Bagatzouni, D., Zavadilova, J., Fuursted, K., Peetso, R., He, Q., Badell, E., Sing, A., Alexrou-Athanasouli, H., Tzanakaki, G., Tirczka, T., Svis, Gretarsdottir, O., Murphy, P., Wall, N., Valinsky, L., Monaco, M., Paberza, R., Liachaviciute, A., Reichert, P., Cuschieri, P., Reubsaet, F., Steinbakk, M., Piekarska, K., Bajanca, Lavado, P., Damian, M., Lengyelova, V., Mioc, V., Herrera, Leon, S., Morfeldt, E., Nar, Otgun, S.