European external quality assessment programme for influenza virus 2018
Influenza epidemics occur every winter with high impact on disease burden, hospitalisations and excess mortality in countries in the WHO European Region. To understand the characteristics of circulating influenza viruses during seasonal epidemics, virological influenza surveillance is performed and detected viruses are further characterised at national influenza centres (NICs) that are part of the wider network of the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS). External quality assessments (EQAs) are important instruments in assessing the quality of the generated data that are reported nationally and internationally through The European Surveillance System (TESSy).
External quality assessment scheme for influenza antiviral susceptibility for the European Reference Laboratory Network for Human Influenza – 2015
In June and July 2015, an influenza virus antiviral susceptibility external quality assessment was held for European reference laboratories. This report presents the results of the third antiviral EQA panel distributed by the European Reference Laboratory Network for Human Influenza since the European Influenza Surveillance Network was established in 2008.
External quality assessment scheme for detection, isolation and characterisation of influenza viruses for the European Reference Laboratory Network for Human Influenza – 2015
In June and July 2015, an influenza virus antiviral susceptibility external quality assessment was held for European reference laboratories. This report presents the result of the third antiviral EQA panel distributed by the European Reference Laboratory Network for Human Influenza since the European Influenza Surveillance Network was established in 2008.
Laboratory capability and surveillance testing for middle east respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection in the WHO European Region, June 2013
Pereyaslov, D., Rosin, P., Palm, D., Zeller, H., Gross, D., Brown, C.S., Struelens, M.J., Robo, A., Hatibi, I.H., Alis, J.C., Sargsyan, S., Gurbanov, S., Gribkova, N., van Ranst, M., Ieven, G., Patteet, S., Tomic, S., Korsun, N., Drazenovic, V., Pieridou-Bagkatzouni, D., Jirincova, H., Havlickova, M., Fomsgaard, A., Rae, K., Lappalainen, M., Ikonen, N., Lina, B., van der Werf, S., Manuguerra, J.-C., Machablishvili, A., Eickmann, M., Wolff, T., Dobler, G., Schmidt-Chanasit, J., Drosten, C., Papa, A., Mentis, A.F., Kis, Z., Love, A., Coughlan, S., Melboim, M., Capobianchi, M.R., Lini, M.P., Baldanti, F., Palu, G., Ghisetti, V., Donatelli, I., Nusupbayeva, G., Tokhtabakiyeva, Z., Kasymbekova, K., Storozenko, J., Erne, S., Griskevicius, A., Opp, M., Barbara, C., Vratnica, Z., Reusken, C., Dudman, S.G., Hungnes, O., Pancer, K., Guiomar, R., Eder V., Lupulescu, E., Yatsyshina, S., Pisareva, M., Buzitskaya, Z., Sergeev, A., Nedeljkovic, J., Staronova, E., Zupanc, T.A., Petrovec, M., Korva, M., Prosenc, K., Casas, I., Casas, I., Gaines, H., Cherpillod, P., Zakirova, N., Bosevska, G., Altas, B., Ciblak, M., Ciblak, M., Mironenko, A., Dykhanovska, T., Demchyshyna, I., Bermingham, A., Rakhimov, R.
First annual meeting of the European Reference Laboratory Network for Tuberculosis (ERLTB-Net)
Kick-off meeting and large capacity building workshop of the ERLTB-Net. The meeting was a place for information exchange, networking, analysis of ERLN-TB achievements and planning of future initiatives.
Laboratory preparedness in eu/eea countries for detection of novel avian influenza a(H7N9) virus, May 2013
Broberg, E., Pereyaslov, D., Struelens, M., Palm, D., Meijer, A., Ellis, J., Zambon, M., McCauley, J., Daniels, R.
Laboratory capability for molecular detection and confirmation of novel coronavirus in Europe, November 2012.
Palm, D., Pereyaslov, D., Vaz, J., Broberg, E., Zeller, H., Gross, D., Brown, C., Struelens, M., on behalf of the Joint ECDC-WHO Regional Office for Europe Novel Coronavirus Laboratory Survey participants, ECDC National Microbiology Focal Points, WHO European Region EuroFlu Network European Network for Diagnostics of Imported" Viral Diseases (ENIVD)."