Surveillance of communicable diseases in Europe – a concept to integrate molecular typing data into EU-level surveillance
In 2010, ECDC proposed a concept on how to integrate molecular typing data and surveillance at the EU level by taking into account the structures developed by the former dedicated surveillance networks (DSNs) and in other networks, in line with the overall ECDC public health microbiology strategy.
This 2011 document outlines the principles for the gradual integration of molecular typing data and methods into the European Surveillance System (TESSy) and serves as a general guidance for the key stakeholders in the Member States, EC, and ECDC.
Risk assessment guidelines for infectious diseases transmitted on aircraft (RAGIDA) - Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV)
22 Jan 2020 - The Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was first discovered in 2012 in a patient who died from severe respiratory disease. Since then, and as of 16 January 2020, 2 521 cases have been reported worldwide, including 919 deaths (crude case fatality 36%). Most cases have been reported from the Arabian Peninsula (and around 84% specifically from Saudi Arabia), and all cases elsewhere had a travel history to the Arabian Peninsula or were a contact of someone who had a travel history to the region.
Options for national testing and surveillance for hepatitis E virus in the EU/EEA - Operational guidance
5 Sep 2019 - This operational guidance, developed by ECDC in collaboration with its hepatitis E virus (HEV) expert group, offers options on the implementation or adjustment of HEV surveillance at a national level.
Handbook on tuberculosis laboratory diagnostic methods in the European Union - Updated 2018
29 Aug 2018 - This handbook provides network members and other laboratories involved in the diagnosis of tuberculosis, with an agreed list of key diagnostic methods and their protocols in various areas of TB diagnosis.