Real time quaking-induced conversion analysis of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF RT QuIC) diagnostic technique for the investigation of sporadic CJD workshop
The National Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease (CJD) Research & Surveillance Unit of the University of Edinburgh organized two one-day information workshops on Real time quaking-induced conversion analysis of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF RT QuIC) diagnostic technique for the investigation of sporadic CJD
6th European Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses network meeting
The 6th Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses network (FWD-Net) meeting focused on strengthening EU surveillance and response capacity as well as on hepatitis A as an emerging foodborne disease in the EU.
Whole Genome Sequencing of foodborne pathogens for public health protection
International experts working in the area of surveillance of foodborne zoonoses discussed the use of whole genome sequencing (WGS) of foodborne pathogens in public health protection.
First Coordination Committee meeting: ECDC’s Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses (FWD) Network
On the 13-14 October 2014, the first Coordination Committee meeting for ECDC’s Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses (FWD) Network took place in Stockholm.
7th Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network (FWD-Net) meeting
Emerging diseases and outbreak investigations, whole genome sequencing-based surveillance and public health risks related to animal and food imports to the EU/EEA were some of the topics under discussion during the Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network meeting.
Third Joint Workshop on AMR in Salmonella and Campylobacter
This workshop on AMR in Salmonella and Campylobacter was arranged in cooperation with the FWD Network and the EU reference laboratory for antimicrobial resistance network.
International consensus achieved on development, validation, nomenclature and quality control of multiple-loci variable-number tandem repeat analysis (MLVA) method for molecular typing of Salmonella Typhimurium: does it matter for public health?
An international consensus study on standardisation of a widely developed molecular subtyping method for Salmonella Typhimurium, multiple loci variable-number tandem repeat analysis (MLVA), was published by Nadon et al. in Eurosurveillance on 29 August 2013
Collection of online resources for prevention and control of antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections now available
ECDC gathered guidance documents on prevention and control of infection with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) available online, published by EU/EEA Member States, ECDC, other agencies and scientific societies.
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.