EU Laboratory capacity up by 13% over the past 5 years
The new EULabCap data on microbiology system performance in the 30 EU/ EEA countries show continuous improvement.
ECDC strategic framework for the integration of molecular and genomic typing into European surveillance and multi-country outbreak investigations
This strategic framework document presents a proposed list of priority pathogens/diseases and outlines technical implementation options for the medium-term integration (2019–2021) of molecular/genomic typing information into EU-level surveillance and multi-country outbreak investigations.
Whole genome sequencing: new ECDC framework suggests priority diseases and implementation options
Whole genome sequencing (WGS) is a fast-moving technology, but the pace of change vary between pathogens/diseases and European Union countries. In a new report, ECDC proposes to prioritise the implementation of WGS depending on disease and public health application.
External quality assessment for the detection of Bordetella pertussis by PCR, 2018
This report presents the results of the second European Pertussis Laboratory Surveillance Network (EUPert-LabNet) EQA scheme for Bordetella pertussis PCR funded by ECDC on behalf of EUPert-LabNet. The EQA study was conducted between February and March 2018.
External quality assessment of laboratory performance – European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net), 2017
This report provides an analysis of the external quality assessment (EQA) performance of laboratories participating in the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net) in 2017.
European laboratories move forward towards stronger epidemic readiness for infectious disease threats.
The latest EULabCap data on assessing the public health laboratory capacities among 30 EU and EEA countries in 2016 reveal continuous improvement in reducing inequalities, with ten more countries reaching fair to high capability levels over the 4 years of monitoring.
Gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility surveillance in Europe, 2015
The European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (Euro-GASP) follows a decentralised and centralised testing model. In 2015, 24 EU/EEA Member States participated in Euro-GASP, 17 through decentralised testing.
Gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility surveillance in Europe, 2013
During 2013, the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (Euro-GASP) followed the biannual decentralised and centralised testing model used in previous years, requesting participating laboratories to collect gonococcal isolates during two periods (April/May and October/November).
Gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility surveillance in Europe, 2012
This report summarises the surveillance results for Neisseria gonorrhoeae antimicrobial susceptibility in the EU/EEA. In 2012, 20 EU/EEA Member States participated in Euro-GASP.
Gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility surveillance in Europe 2011
This report presents the results from the 2011 gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility surveillance programme (Euro-GASP) and a summary of the second distribution from the 2011 external quality assurance (EQA) scheme.