Mission report: Assessment of Latvia’s reference microbiology laboratory system
The Latvian Centre for Disease Prevention and Control – on behalf of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Latvia – requested the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control to evaluate the current national reference laboratory (NRL) system.
Expert Opinion on the introduction of next-generation typing methods for food- and waterborne diseases in the EU and EEA
This report describes many of the aspects that should be taken into account. It systematically covers the entire process from sample provision and sequencing to data analysis and collaboration with other organisations.
Molecular typing for surveillance of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in the EU/EEA – January 2016
This report describes the geographical and temporal distribution of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis based on molecular typing data (24-locus MIRU–VNTR genotyping) as reported by EU/EEA countries.
Re-emerging multi-country WGS-defined outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis, MLVA type 2-12-7-3-2 and 2-14-7-3-2, 6 February 2017
This rapid risk assessment assesses the recurrent multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis due to a persistent source of infection, with current or recent exposure in at least four EU/EEA Member States.
The European Union summary report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals and food in 2015
European Union summary report based on data on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria in 2015, submitted by 28 EU Member States (MSs), jointly analysed by EFSA and ECDC.
Rapid outbreak assessment: multi-country outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis phage type 8, MLVA profile 2-9-7-3-2 and 2-9-6-3-2 infections, 7 March 2017
An outbreak of S. Enteritidis phage type 8 is ongoing in the EU/EEA. Isolates are part of two distinct but related genetic clusters. ECDC and EFSA are liaising with relevant authorities to facilitate the coordination of investigation response measures.
Exchange of views on the Ebola crisis, European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
ECDC Director Marc Sprenger addressed MEPs of the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety regarding the ongoing Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa.
First annual meeting of the European Reference Laboratory Network for Tuberculosis (ERLTB-Net)
Kick-off meeting and large capacity building workshop of the ERLTB-Net. The meeting was a place for information exchange, networking, analysis of ERLN-TB achievements and planning of future initiatives.
3rd Meeting of the Hepatitis B and C Network
On the third meeting of the Hepatitis B and C Network national focal points and experts discussed the enhanced surveillance programme for hepatitis B and C across Europe and explored ways of improving it.