Fifth external quality assessment scheme for Salmonella typing
This report presents the results of the fifth round of the Salmonella External Quality Assessment (EQA) scheme for typing of Salmonella enterica spp. enterica (further EQA-5).
First external quality assurance scheme for Salmonella typing
This report describes the first external quality assurance (EQA) scheme on typing of Salmonella subspecies, organised for the laboratories of the Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses network by ECDC.
European Reference Laboratory Network for Human Influenza (ERLI-Net)
The ERLI-Net sub-network of reference laboratories of the European Influenza Surveillance Network carries out virological surveillance of human influenza in the EU/EEA through the EISN timely reporting mechanism and strengthening laboratory capacity for influenza virus detection, antiviral susceptibility testing and typing.
About the network
The main objectives of ERLI-Net are to carry out virological surveillance of human influenza and to ensure that data are shared through the European Influenza Surveillance Network (EISN) reporting mechanisms in a timely manner.
Influenza laboratory quality control
In accordance with the Key Tasks, ERLI-Net laboratories should participate in external quality assurance (EQA) schemes. EQA panels are distributed by both ERLI-Net and the WHO.
Evaluation of molecular typing of foodborne pathogens in European reference laboratories from 2012 to 2013
Schjørring, S., Niskanen, T., Torpdahl, M., Björkman, J.T., Nielsen, E.M.
Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis proficiency testing trials: Toward european harmonization of the typing of food and clinical strains of listeria monocytogenes
Félix, B., Niskanen, T., Vingadassalon,N., Dao, T.T. Asséré, A., Lombard, B., Brisabois, A., Roussel, S.
Laboratory preparedness in eu/eea countries for detection of novel avian influenza a(H7N9) virus, May 2013
Broberg, E., Pereyaslov, D., Struelens, M., Palm, D., Meijer, A., Ellis, J., Zambon, M., McCauley, J., Daniels, R.
Laboratory preparedness for detection and monitoring of Shiga toxin 2-producing Escherichia coli O104:H4 in Europe and response to the 2011 outbreak.
Rosin, P., Niskanen, T., Palm, D., Struelens, M., Takkinen, J., Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli Experts of the European Union Food- Waterborne Diseases Zoonoses Network.