Gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility surveillance in Europe 2009
Since 2009, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has coordinated the enhanced surveillance of sexually transmitted infections in Europe.
Public health guidance on use of interferon-gamma release assays in support of TB diagnosis
This report sets out the evidence on IGRAs and their use in the diagnosis of latent and active tuberculosis.After reviewing all available evidence, the expert panel concluded that ‘IGRAs should not replace the standard diagnostic methods for diagnosing active TB.’
Mastering the basics of TB control – Development of a handbook on TB diagnostic methods
This handbook consists of nine chapters describing basic techniques in the laboratory diagnosis of tuberculosis.
Second external quality assurance scheme for Salmonella typing
Thirty-five laboratories of the Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network (FWD-Net), among them 28 from EU/EEA countries, participated in the second international external quality assurance (EQA) scheme for the typing of Salmonella.
External quality assurance scheme for diphtheria diagnostics 2010
This report presents the results of the 2010 EQA exercise that assessed the capabilities of diagnosing diphtheria in 28 reference laboratories across Europe. Participating centres were asked to complete a questionnaire and identify six simulated throat specimens.
Antimicrobial resistance surveillance in Europe 2010
This report presents antimicrobial resistance data reported to EARS-Net by 28 countries for 2010 with trend analyses for the period 2007-2010. This edition also includes a focus chapter on carbapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae and P. aeruginosa.