The European gonococcal antimicrobial surveillance programme (Euro-GASP) appropriately reflects the antimicrobial resistance situation for Neisseria gonorrhoeae in the European Union/European Economic Area
Cole, M.J., Quinten, C., Jacobsson, S., Day, M., Amato-Gauci, A.J., Woodford, N., Spiteri, G., Unemo, M., Stary, A., Haller, M., Verbrugge, R., Crucitti, T., Soteriou, S., Pieridou, D., Cowan, S., Hoffmann, S., Epstein, J., Viktorova, J., Ndeikoundam, N., Goubard, A., Kohl, P., Buder, S., Bremer, V., Tzelepi, E., Konte, V., Balla, E., Dudás, M., Sigmundsdóttir, G., Hauksdóttir, G.S., Igoe, D., Crowley, B., Suligoi, B., Stefanelli, P., Pakarna, G., Mavcutko, V., Barbara, C., Melillo, J.M., Van Dam, A., Van Benthem, B., Linde, I., Kløvstad, H., Bergheim, T., Majewski, S., Mlynarczyk-Bonikowska, B., Azevedo, J., Borrego, M.J., Pavlik, P., Truska, P., Klavs, I., Jeverica, S., Vazquez, J., Diez, M., Velicko, I., Unemo, M., Hughes, G., Eastick, K.
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.
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.
Extensively drug-resistant gonorrhoea: risk of further dissemination within and across Europe
ECDC comment on the study 'Detection in the United Kingdom of the Neisseria gonorrhoeae FC428 clone, with ceftriaxone resistance and intermediate resistance to azithromycin, October to December 2018' by Eyre et al. in the Eurosurveillance edition of 7 March 2019.
Population-level antimicrobial consumption is associated with decreased antimicrobial susceptibility in Neisseria gonorrhoeae in 24 European countries: an ecological analysis.
Kenyon, C., Buyze, J., Spiteri, G., Cole, M.J., Unemo, M.
Gonorrhoea: drug resistance compromises recommended treatment in Europe
Gonorrhoea is the second most commonly notified sexually transmitted infection across the EU/EEA countries with almost 500 000 reported cases between 2007 and 2016. The infection is treatable but Neisseria gonorrhoeae keep showing high levels of azithromycin resistance according to latest results of the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme.
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.
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.
Gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility surveillance in Europe, 2016
The surveillance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae antimicrobial susceptibility in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) has been co-ordinated by ECDC since 2009. This surveillance is essential for detecting emerging and increasing antimicrobial resistance and making quality-assured data available to inform treatment guidelines.
Drug-resistance of gonorrhoea in the EU: persistent but stable
Neisseria gonorrhoea continues to show high levels of resistance to azithromycin across the European Union and European Economic Area, according to the 2016 results of the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (Euro-GASP).