Resistance levels still high in bacteria causing foodborne infections
A sizeable proportion of Salmonella and Campylobacter bacteria is still resistant to antibiotics commonly used in humans and animals, as in previous years, says a report released today by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
The European Union Summary Report on Antimicrobial Resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals and food in 2018/2019
In 2018–2019, data on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria, submitted by 28 EU Member States (MSs), were jointly analysed by the EFSA and the ECDC.
Pioneering project describes molecular epidemiology of listeriosis in humans and Listeria monocytogenes in food
A collaborative study between ECDC, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL) for Listeria monocytogenes* found a relatively high degree of dissemination of certain listeriosis bacteria in the food chain and in the human population across the European Union (EU).
Joint ECDC, EFSA and EURL Lm report: European Listeria typing exercise (ELiTE)
This report presents the objectives, methods, results, and conclusions of a collaborative study called the 'European Listeria Typing Exercise’ (ELiTE), as well as recommendations for further studies.
Communicable disease threats report, 28 February-6 March 2021, week 9
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 28 February-6 March 2021 and includes updates on COVID-19, seasonal influenza, Ebola virus disease, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), cholera and influenza A (H9N2).
Multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis sequence type (ST)11 infections linked to poultry products in the EU/EEA and the United Kingdom
Between May 2018 and December 2020, 193 human cases of Salmonella Enteritidis sequence type (ST)11 were reported in Denmark (2), Finland (4), France (33), Germany (6), Ireland (12), the Netherlands (3), Poland (5), Sweden (6), and the United Kingdom (UK) (122). One in five cases was hospitalised. One death was reported. Fifty percent of the cases were children ≤ 18 years. The most recent case was reported by the UK in December 2020.
Campylobacter and Salmonella cases stable in the EU
The number of reported human cases of illness caused by Campylobacter and Salmonella bacteria across Europe appears to have stabilised over the past five years, according to the latest report on zoonotic diseases by EFSA and ECDC.
The European Union One Health 2019 Zoonoses Report
This report of the EFSA and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control presents the results of zoonoses monitoring activities carried out in 2019 in 36 European countries (28 Member States (MS) and eight non-MS).
Tularaemia - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2019
For 2019, 21 countries in the EU/EEA reported 1 463 confirmed cases of tularaemia.
Laboratory standard operating procedure for detecting sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease using Real- Time Quaking-Induced Conversion (RT-QuIC) assay
This document provides laboratories with a single protocol for producing recombinant full-length hamster prion protein and using it to perform the Real-Time Quaking-Induced Conversion assay (RT-QuIC), which can distinguish sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD) from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD).