External quality assurance scheme for Haemophilus influenzae 2011
The results of this external quality assurance distribution have shown that European Haemophilus reference laboratories differ in the level of characterisation of strains, ranging from simple speciation to full identification and typing. All but two laboratories routinely phenotypically serotype isolates. Fifteen laboratories (52%) performed PCR-based capsular genotyping, 23 laboratories (79%) reported antimicrobial susceptibility testing results.
External Quality Assurance scheme for Haemophilus influenzae, 2012
In May 2012 a collection of five strains of Haemophilus spp was sent to 28 participating reference laboratories in the IBD-labnet surveillance network for quality assurance testing. The laboratories were asked to characterise the five strains by performing standard laboratory protocols for the methods usually used by the laboratory for: species identification, biotyping and serotyping by serological methods and/or PCR.
The results of this EQA are published in the this report.
Surveillance Network for Invasive Haemophilus Influenzae in Europe - 1999 - 2000
Surveillance Network for Invasive Haemophilus Influenzae in Europe - 2001
Surveillance Network for Invasive Haemophilus Influenzae in Europe - 2002
Surveillance Network for Invasive Haemophilus Influenzae in Europe - 2003/2004
An evaluation of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccination and description of Risk factors for Hib vaccine failure in Europe 1996-1998
Invasive bacterial diseases - Annual Epidemiological Report 2014 [2012 data]
This report presents the epidemiological situation for vaccine-preventable diseases – invasive bacterial diseases (invasive Haemophilus influenzae, meningococcal and pneumococcal disease) as of 2012 and describes the statistical and epidemiological methods used.
Epidemiology of invasive Haemophilus influenzae disease, Europe, 2007–2014
Whittaker, R., Economopoulou, A., Dias, J.G., Bancroft, E., Ramliden, M., Celentano, L.P., French Research Group on Epidemiology of Human Spongiform Encephalopathies