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.
EU integrated surveillance of antimicrobial resistance
A cross-cutting EU integrated surveillance and epidemic intelligence of antimicrobial resistance in human and zoonotic pathogens is being developed by ECDC and members and coordination group of the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (E
Laboratory capacity and capability
The primary goal of the EU laboratory Capability Monitoring System is to assess the capacity and capability of microbiology laboratories at national and EU level.
ECDC awards 77 M€ to strengthen EU/EEA Member States’ capacities to detect and identify SARS-CoV-2 variants
Rapid Outbreak Assessment: Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup ST22, presumed to be linked to imported melons
Rapid risk assessment: Increase in OXA-244 -producing Escherichia coli in the European Union/European Economic Area and the UK since 2013, first update
Real-time monitoring shows substantial excess all-cause mortality during second wave of COVID-19 in Europe, October to December 2020
The 2020 report of The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: responding to converging crises
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on tuberculosis laboratory services in Europe