Core functions of microbiology reference laboratories for communicable diseases
This document is intended to provide a common understanding of the core functions and activities of microbiology reference laboratories.
The five core functions included in this report are reference diagnostics; reference material resources; scientific advice; collaboration and research; and monitoring, alert and response.
Health emergency preparedness for imported cases of high-consequence infectious diseases
22 Oct 2019 - To support countries in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) in their review of preparedness system planning, ECDC launches an operational checklist for health emergency preparedness for imported cases of high consequence infectious diseases.
Euro-GASP external quality assessment scheme for Neisseria gonorrhoeae antimicrobial susceptibility testing
3 Sep 2019 - External quality assessment (EQA) is an essential part of any laboratory-based surveillance system, allowing for the monitoring of performance and comparability of results from participating laboratories, identification of potential issues, and deployment of resources and training where necessary.
EMIS-2017 – The European Men-Who-Have-Sex-With-Men Internet Survey
29 Aug 2019 - This report presents a comprehensive analysis of the results of a 2017 survey among men who have sex with men (MSM). Based on the responses of some 128 000 participants in Europe, it provides insights on their knowledge of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections (STI), sexual behaviour, prevention needs and testing habits.