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.
Call for scientific collaboration to support genomic-based surveillance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae-antimicrobial resistance at EU-level
ECDC is looking to establish a scientific collaboration with an organisation which can perform whole genome sequencing (WGS) of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, carry out related data analyses, share results of the analyses with ECDC and the participants of the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme as well as visualise the results.
Molecular typing of Neisseria gonorrhoeae
In 2011, a pilot study was undertaken to assess the public health benefit of molecular surveillance for gonorrhoea in 21 EU/EEA countries. A total of 1 066 isolates collected under the 2010 European gonococcal antimicrobial surveillance programme were typed and 406 sequence types identified, with considerable diversity among countries.
Evaluation of influenza virus antiviral susceptibility testing in Europe: Results from the first external quality assessment exercise
Thompson, C.I., Lackenby, A., Daniels, R.S., McCauley, J.W., Pereyaslov, D., Broberg, E.K., Meijer, A., Zambon, M.C.,
Molecular epidemiological typing within the European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Programme reveals predominance of a multidrugresistant clone
Chisholm, S.A., Unemo, M., Quaye, N., Johansson, E., Cole, M.J., Ison, C.A., van der Laar, M.J.W.
Surveillance of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in Europe, 2003-2007
Devaux, I., Manissero, D., Fernandez de la Hoz, K., Kremer, K., van Soolingen, D.
Enteroaggregative, Shiga toxin-producing escherichia coli O104:H4 outbreak: New microbiological findings boost coordinated investigations by European public health laboratories
Struelens, M.J., Palm, D., Takkinen, J.
First Evaluation after Implementation of a Quality Control System for the Second Line Drug Susceptibility Testing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Joint Efforts in Low and High Incidence Countries
Hillemann, D., Hoffner, S., Cirillo, D., Drobniewski, F., Richter, E., Rusch-Gerdes, S.
Start Of The Influenza Season 2008-9 In Europe - Increasing Influenza Activity Moving From West To East Dominated By A(h3n2)
Goddard, N., Zucs, P., Ciancio, B., Plata, F., Hungnes, O., Mazick, A., Meijer, A., Hay, A., Daniels, R., Nicoll, A., Zambon, M.