Microbiology

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Microbiology laboratories provide a first line of defence against health threats from communicable diseases and antimicrobial resistance. The ECDC provides scientific advice, capacity building activities and operational support to foster capable and responsive public health microbiology services for the European Union and beyond.

Latest outputs

News

ECDC awards 77 M€ to strengthen EU/EEA Member States’ capacities to detect and identify SARS-CoV-2 variants

News story -

Publication

Rapid Outbreak Assessment: Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup ST22, presumed to be linked to imported melons

Risk assessment -

Publication

Rapid risk assessment: Increase in OXA-244 -producing Escherichia coli in the European Union/European Economic Area and the UK since 2013, first update

Risk assessment -

News

ECDC supports EU/EEA Member States in rapid detection of SARS-CoV-2 variants

News story -

Publication

Seventh external quality assessment scheme for Listeria monocytogenes typing

External quality assessment -

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Real-time monitoring shows substantial excess all-cause mortality during second wave of COVID-19 in Europe, October to December 2020

Jan 2021

Peer-Reviewed Publication

The 2020 report of The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: responding to converging crises

Jan 2021

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on tuberculosis laboratory services in Europe

Jan 2021

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Reporting of interferon-gamma release assay results close to cut-off values

Jan 2021

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Strengthening screening for infectious diseases and vaccination among migrants in Europe: What is needed to close the implementation gaps?

Jan 2021

External links

Networks

National Microbiology Focal Points

Disease and laboratory networks