ECDC technical consultation on harnessing genomics for epidemiological surveillance
The aim of the technical consultation was to review ECDC’s molecular surveillance strategy with leading scientists in molecular epidemiology and public health microbiology.
Expert opinion on whole genome sequencing for public health surveillance
This document sets out ECDC's five year vision for using whole genome sequencing (WGS) technology within the context of its agreed strategy and roadmap for integrating typing data into EU level surveillance and cross-border outbreak assessment.
Collection and analysis of whole genome sequencing data from food-borne pathogens and other relevant microorganisms isolated from human, animal, food, feed and food/feed environmental samples in the joint ECDC–EFSA molecular typing database
This report identifies and compares potential platforms/solutions for the set-up and running of a joint ECDC–EFSA database to collect and analyse whole genome sequencing (WGS) data for Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella and Escherichia coli. In particular, WGS introduces the need for specific components for storage and analysis of these data.
Molecular epidemiological typing within the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Programme reveals predominance of a multidrugresistant clone
Chisholm, S.A., Unemo, M., Quaye, N., Johansson, E., Cole, M.J., Ison, C.A., van der Laar, M.J.W.
Strengthening the Reporting of Molecular Epidemiology for Infectious Diseases (STROME-ID): An extension of the STROBE statement
Field, N., Cohen, T., Struelens, M.J., Palm, D., Cookson, B., Glynn, J.R., Gallo, V., Ramsay, M., Sonnenberg, P., MacCannell, D., Charlett, A., Egger, M., Green, J., Vineis, P., Abubakar, I.
Molecular epidemiology of human pathogens: How to translate breakthroughs into public health practice, Stockholm, November 2011
Palm, D., Johansson, K., Ozin, A., Friedrich, A.W., Grundmann, H., Larsson, J.T., Struelens, M.J.
Rapid risk assessment: Multi-country outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes serogroup IVb, multi-locus sequence type 6, infections linked to frozen corn and possibly to other frozen vegetables – first update
This document provides an updated assessment of the cross-border public health risk associated with consumption of frozen corn and possibly linked to other frozen vegetables contaminated with L. monocytogenes.
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.
Update of Clostridium difficile-associated disease due to PCR ribotype 027 in Europe.
Kuijper, E.J., Coignard, B., Brazier, J.S., Suetens, C., Drudy, D., Wiuff, C., Pituch, H., Reichert, P., Schneider F., Widmer, A.F., Olsen, K.E., Allerberger, .F, Notermans, D.W., Barbut, F., Delmée, M., Wilcox, M., Pearson, A., Patel, B.C., Brown, D.J., Frei, R., Akerlund, T., Poxton, I.R., Tüll, P.