Response plan to control and manage the threat of multi- and extensively drug-resistant gonorrhoea in Europe
ECDC reviewed the response plan and the 2019 update strives to further support EU Member States to develop and implement national strategies and interventions to control the threat of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant gonorrhoea in a multidisciplinary approach by outlining the suggested public health response to this threat with several vital components.
Communicable disease threats report, 8-14 September 2019, week 37
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 8-14 September 2019 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease, Group A streptococcus infection, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea, measles and West Nile virus.
Developing a national strategy for the prevention and control of sexually transmitted infections
This report outlines suggested steps to develop, implement and coordinate a national STI strategy and action plan. It includes approaches to ensure the necessary stakeholder engagement for such strategies to succeed.
Euro-GASP external quality assessment scheme for Neisseria gonorrhoeae antimicrobial susceptibility testing
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.
Presentation: Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
This presentation summarises the main data from the ECDC Annual epidemiological reports 2017 on chlamydia, gonorrhoea, lymphogranuloma venereum, (congenital) syphilis
Can economic indicators predict infectious disease spread? A cross-country panel analysis of 13 European countries
Hunter, P.R., Colón-González, F.J., Brainard, J., Majuru, B., Pedrazzoli, D., Abubakar, I., Dinsa, G., Suhrcke, M., Stuckler, D., Lim, T.-A., Semenza, J.C.
Substantial underdiagnosis of lymphogranuloma venereum in men who have sex with men in Europe: Preliminary findings from a multicentre surveillance pilot
Cole, M.J., Field, N., Pitt, R., Amato-Gauci, A.J., Begovac, J., French, P.D., Keše, D., Klavs, I., Zidovec Lepej, S., Pöcher, K., Stary, A., Schalk, H., Spiteri, G., Hughes, G.
Gonorrhoea - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017
A total of 89 239 cases of gonorrhoea were reported by 27 EU/EEA Member States for 2017.
Ten years of external quality assessment (EQA) of Neisseria gonorrhoeae antimicrobial susceptibility testing in Europe elucidate high reliability of data
Cole, M.J., Quaye, N., Jacobsson, S., Day, M., Fagan, E., Ison, C., Pitt, R., Seaton, S., Woodford, N., Stary, A., Pleininger, S., Crucitti, T., Hunjak, B., Maikanti, P., Hoffmann, S., Viktorova, J., Buder, S., Kohl, P., Tzelepi, E., Siatravani, E., Balla, E., Hauksdóttir, G.S., Rose, L., Stefanelli, P., Carannante, A., Pakarna, G., Mifsud, F., Cassar, R.Z., Linde, I., Bergheim, T., Steinbakk, M., Mlynarczyk-Bonikowska, B., Borrego, M.-J., Shepherd, J., Pavlik, P., Jeverica, S., Vazquez, J., Abad, R., Weiss, S., Spiteri, G., Unemo, M.