Monitoring the use of whole-genome sequencing in infectious disease surveillance in Europe 2015–2017
The results of the third pan-EU/EEA survey presented in this report showed that by mid-2017 the vast majority of national public health reference laboratories in EU/EEA countries had access to whole genome sequencing based typing of diverse microbial pathogens for investigations of infection and drug resistance transmission.
Gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility surveillance in Europe, 2014
The surveillance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae antimicrobial susceptibility in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) has been co-ordinated by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) since 2009.
Molecular and genomic typing for tuberculosis surveillance: A survey study in 26 European countries
Andrés, M., Van Der Werf, M.J., Ködmön, C., Albrecht, S., Haas, W., Fiebig, L., Indra, A., Wanlin, M., Bachiyska, E., Jurcev-Savicevic, A., Zemanova, I., Lillebaek, T., Viiklepp, P., Haanperä, M., Sougakoff, W., Bakos, A., Jackson, S., Cirillo, D.M., Norvaisa, I., Vasiliauskiene, E., Reichert, P., Caruana, P., De Vries, G., Rønning, K., Augustynowicz-Kopeć, E., Duarte, R., Homorodean, D., Svetina, P., Sánchez-Cambronero, L., Groenheit, R., Davidson, J.A.
Antimicrobial resistance surveillance in Europe 2015
This report presents antimicrobial resistance data for seven microorganisms of major public health importance. For 2015, data were reported by 29 countries. The report also presents trend analyses for the period 2012–2015.
Strategy for the external quality assessment of public health microbiology laboratories
ECDC’s Microbiology Coordination Section developed a multi-disease ECDC’s strategy for cost-efficient design and management of ECDC EQAs.
Molecular surveillance of multi- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis transmission in the European Union from 2003 to 2011
De Beer, J.L., Ködmön, C., van der Werf, MJ., van Ingen, J., van Soolingen, D., the ECDC MDR-TB molecular surveillance project participants
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in migrants, multi-country cluster - 3rd update, 13 April 2017
A multi-country cluster of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) involving 28 migrants has been delineated by whole genome sequencing (WGS) in migrants recently having arrived from countries in the Horn of Africa.