Laboratory standard operating procedure for MLVA of Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium
This report describes the standardised laboratory protocol for molecular subtyping of Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium. It is based on the 5-locus multiple-locus variable-number tandem repeat analysis (MLVA) method.
Euro-GASP external quality assessment (EQA) scheme for Neisseria gonorrhoeae antimicrobial susceptibility testing 2016
An EQA scheme for antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Neisseria gonorrhoeae has been available to laboratories participating in ECDC’s European Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) surveillance network since 2010. This EQA scheme has so far shown high levels of inter-laboratory comparability in the presence of differing methodologies.
European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme external quality assessment scheme for Neisseria gonorrhoeae antimicrobial susceptibility testing, 2017
An EQA scheme for antimicrobial susceptibility testing in Neisseria gonorrhoeae has been available to laboratories participating in ECDC’s European Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) surveillance network since 2010. This is the third EQA to be published on antimicrobial susceptibility testing in Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
OECD report: Health at a Glance Europe 2018 - Public health laboratory capacity to control infectious diseases threats
This OECD report “Health at a Glance Europe-2018” includes a summary of the EULabCap indicator results indicating EU progress in the chapter on health systems resilience.
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.
Influenza virus characterisation, summary Europe, April 2020
ECDC’s influenza virus characterisation reports are published periodically and give an overview of circulating influenza viruses. They provide details on the current vaccine strains, summarise the development of the viruses since the last report, and closely follow the main developments for the ongoing influenza season. Virus characterisation reports are primarily intended for influenza virologists and epidemiologists.
Influenza virus characterisation - Summary Europe, May 2020
This is the seventh report for the 2019 2019–20 influenza season. As of week 20 / 16 4 868 influenza detections across the WHO European Region ha have been reported; 73% type A viruses, with A(H1N1)pdm09 prevailing over A(H3N2), and 27% type B viruses, with 4 4 479 (98%) of 4 5 568 ascribed to a lineage being B/Victoria.