External quality assessment of laboratory performance – European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net), 2017
This report provides an analysis of the external quality assessment (EQA) performance of laboratories participating in the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net) in 2017. A total of 893 laboratories participated in the EQA exercise. Six bacterial strains were used: Acinetobacter baumannii complex,
Enterococcus faecium, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae.
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Euro-GASP external quality assessment scheme for Neisseria gonorrhoeae antimicrobial susceptibility testing
Third external quality assessment on species identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Campylobacter, 2017
Eighth external quality assessment scheme for typing of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli
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European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2018
18 Nov 2018 to 18 Nov 2018 - European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) is a European health initiative coordinated by ECDC. It provides a platform and support for national campaigns on the prudent use of antibiotics in the EU/EEA and it is marked each year across Europe on 18 November.