Call for scientific collaboration to support genomic-based surveillance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae-antimicrobial resistance at EU-level
ECDC is looking to establish a scientific collaboration with an organisation which can perform whole genome sequencing (WGS) of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, carry out related data analyses, share results of the analyses with ECDC and the participants of the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme as well as visualise the results.
Epidemic Intelligence Information System (EPIS)
The Epidemic Intelligence Information System (EPIS) is a web-based communication platform that allows nominated public health experts to exchange technical information to assess whether current and emerging public health threats have a potential impact in the European Union (EU).
Response plan to control and manage the threat of multidrug-resistant gonorrhoea in Europe
This response plan is designed to prevent the spread of multidrug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae (MDR NG) in the EU/EEA in the context of the possible emergence of untreatable gonorrhoea
Molecular typing of Neisseria gonorrhoeae
In 2011, a pilot study was undertaken to assess the public health benefit of molecular surveillance for gonorrhoea in 21 EU/EEA countries. A total of 1 066 isolates collected under the 2010 European gonococcal antimicrobial surveillance programme were typed and 406 sequence types identified, with considerable diversity among countries.
Event-based surveillance for emerging infectious diseases in the EU/EFTA
Santos-O'Connor, F., Mantero, J., Vasconcelos, P., Mollet, T., Ciotti, M., Coulombier, D.
Zoonotic infections in Europe: trends and figures - a summary of the EFSA-ECDC annual report.
Denny, J., Boelaert, F., Borck, B., Heuer, O.E., Ammon, A., Makela, P.
An evaluation of gentamicin susceptibility of Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates in Europe
Chisholm, S.A., Quaye, N., Cole, M.J., Fredlund, H., Hoffmann, S., Jensen, J.S., van de Laar, M.J., Unemo, M., Ison, C.A.