Rapid risk assessment: Increase in OXA -244 -producing Escherichia coli in the European Union/European Economic Area and the UK since 2013
Rapid risk/outbreaks assessment aim at supporting the countries and the European Commission in their preparedness and response to a public health threat. They provide a timely summary and risk assessment of a public health threat for EU/EEA countries related to a specific event. They also include potential options for response. As outbreaks or public health events develop, ECDC may issue updated risk assessments.
Prevalence and incidence of surgical site infections in the European Union/European Economic Area: how do these measures relate?
Meijs, A.P., Prantner, I., Kärki, T., Ferreira, J.A., Kinross, P., Presterl, E., Märtin, P., Lyytikäinen, O., Hansen, S., Szőnyi, A., Ricchizzi, E., Valinteliėnė, R., Zerafa, S., de Greeff, S.C., Berg, T.C., Fernandes, P.A., Štefkovičová, M., Asensio, A., Lamagni, T., Sartaj, M., Reilly, J., Harrison, W., Suetens, C., Koek, M.B.G.
Decreasing and stabilising trends of antimicrobial consumption and resistance in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae in segmented regression analysis, European Union/European Economic Area, 2001 to 2018
Peñalva, G., Högberg, L.D., Weist, K., Vlahović-Palčevski, V., Heuer, O., Monnet, D.L., Esac-Net Study Group, Ears-Net Study Group
Application of a new methodology and R package reveals a high burden of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) in Germany compared to the average in the European Union/European Economic Area, 2011 to 2012
Zacher, B., Haller, S., Willrich, N., Walter, J., Abu Sin, M., Cassini, A., Plachouras, D., Suetens, C., Behnke, M., Gastmeier, P., Wieler, L.H., Eckmanns, T.
Surveillance systems overview for 2018
- Chikungunya virus disease
- Chlamydia infection
- Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever
- Ebola haemorrhagic fever
- Hantavirus infection
- Healthcare-associated infections
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- HIV infection
- Invasive Haemophilus influenzae disease
- Lassa fever
- Marburg haemorrhagic fever
- Meningococcal disease
- Pneumococcal disease
- Q fever
- Rift Valley fever
- Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
- Verotoxigenic Escherichia coli infection
- West Nile virus infection
Training course on control of multidrug-resistant micro-organisms in health care settings
ECDC is organising a short course on “Control of multidrug-resistant micro-organisms (MDROs) in health care settings”. This training opportunity is addressed at healthcare professionals from European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries with current or future responsibility for the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) due to MDROs working at national or local level. The course is offered by invitation only and participants are identified through the ECDC Coordinating Competent Bodies.
World Hand Hygiene Day 2019
Each year on 5 May, the “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands” campaign takes place as part of a major global effort led by the World Health Organization (WHO) to improve hand hygiene in healthcare settings.
Development of case vignettes for assessment of the inter-rater variability of national validation teams for the point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals
van Hauwermeiren, E., Iosifidis, E., Kärki, T., Suetens, C., Kinross, P., Plachouras, D.
International Society of Cardiovascular Infectious Diseases Guidelines for the Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Disseminated Mycobacterium chimaera Infection Following Cardiac Surgery with Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Hasse B, Hannan MM, Keller PM, Maurer FP, Sommerstein R, Mertz D, Wagner D, FernÃ¡ndez-Hidalgo N, Nomura J, Manfrin V, Bettex D, Hernandez Conte A, Durante-Mangoni E, Tang TH, Stuart RL, Lundgren J, Gordon S, Jarashow MC, Schreiber PW, Niemann S, Kohl TA, Daley CL, et al.
Survey of healthcare workers’ knowledge and attitudes about antibiotics and antibiotic resistance
On 28 January, Public Health England (PHE) launched a new multilingual survey, funded by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), which aims to gain an understanding of European healthcare workers’ knowledge and attitudes about antibiotics and antibiotic resistance.