Publication of papers concerning laboratory modified A(H5N1) viruses that transmit naturally between and animal model for human influenzaArchived
Influenza pandemics occur when new influenza viruses appear that transmit efficiently between humans and to which a substantial proportion of the population is susceptible
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
Dual-use research debates and public health: better integration would do no harm
This opinion article authored by ECDC staff, published in the Frontiers journal, gives a new light to the dual-use debate.
Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae continue to spread in Europe
Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) are an emerging threat to healthcare. Beside the carbapenems – a last-line class of antibiotics – CPE are resistant to most other antibiotics, leaving few options for the treatment of infected patients. In an effort to assess the nature and scale of CPE spread in Europe, a group of European experts is implementing the European Survey on Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae (EuSCAPE).
The European Public Health Microbiology Training (EUPHEM) celebrates its fifth anniversary
The Programme for European Public Health Microbiology Training (EUPHEM) started in 2008 as a pilot two-year fellowship programme with two fellows in the first cohort. Based on the positive experience after the first two years the programme continued and expanded the number of countries and public health laboratories involved. In 2013, while 4 fellows are graduating, the new cohort starts the 2 year fellowship in nine different EUPHEM training sites.
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.
Trends of antimicrobial consumption in the community and in the hospital sector across Europe
ECDC published the third annual report of the European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption Network (ESAC-Net).