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.
Brucellosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2021
22 Mar 2023 - In 2021, 165 confirmed brucellosis cases were reported in the EU/EEA.
Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2020
17 Mar 2023 - For 2020, Spain reported three cases of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever and Bulgaria reported one case.
Zika virus disease - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2020
17 Mar 2023 - For 2020, nine EU/EEA countries reported 22 cases of Zika virus (ZIKV) disease, the lowest number ever reported since the start of EU/EEA surveillance in 2016. All cases with available information (20/22) were associated with travel outside the EU/EEA. All cases with available information (7/22) were infected through mosquitoes.