Gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility surveillance in Europe, 2017
The overall aim of Euro-GASP is to strengthen the surveillance of gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility in EU/EEA Member States in order to provide quality-assured data to inform gonorrhoea treatment guidelines. This report presents the results from the 2016 gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility sentinel surveillance.
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Response plan to control and manage the threat of multi- and extensively drug-resistant gonorrhoea in Europe
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Euro-GASP external quality assessment scheme for Neisseria gonorrhoeae antimicrobial susceptibility testing
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Gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility surveillance in Europe, 2016
30 Aug 2018 - The surveillance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae antimicrobial susceptibility in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) has been co-ordinated by ECDC since 2009. This surveillance is essential for detecting emerging and increasing antimicrobial resistance and making quality-assured data available to inform treatment guidelines.
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Expert opinion on whole genome sequencing for public health surveillance
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