EVD-LabNet Webinar on tick-borne encephalitis in Europe
The webinar will cover epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostics, and immune responses of tick-borne encephalitis in Europe.
Privacy statement – Processing of personal data for the study ‘Genomic surveillance of antimicrobial resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae 2020'
Privacy statement for the study ‘Genomic surveillance of antimicrobial resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae 2020.’
External quality assessment scheme for Bordetella pertussis serology - 2020 data
This report presents the results of the ECDC European Reference Laboratory Network for Pertussis (ERLNPert-Net) external quality assessment (EQA) scheme for Bordetella pertussis PCR, funded by ECDC on behalf of ERLNPert-Net and conducted from April to September 2020. The EQA was organised by the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC), based in Potter’s Bar, United Kingdom (UK).
European External Influenza Virus Quality Assessment Programme – 2020 data
This report presents the results of the European External Influenza Quality Assessment Programme 2020 for influenza reference laboratories in the WHO European Region, designed and prepared by the contractor and funded by ECDC and WHO Regional Office for Europe.
External quality assessment schemes to support European surveillance of Legionnaires’ disease 2020-2021 - EU/EEA countries
This report presents an analysis of participants' results for the 2020-2021 External Quality Assessment (EQA) exercises in the EU/EEA countries.
Rapid assessment of antigenic characterisation capability and capacity for SARS-CoV-2 viruses in EU/EEA laboratories
This is the fifth survey assessing the capacity and needs of laboratories in the EU/EEA, with a focus on antigenic characterisation capability and capacity for SARS-CoV-2 viruses.
Surveillance of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities in the EU/EEA
ECDC has worked with EU/EEA countries to develop a methodology for regular national reporting of existing national surveillance data on COVID-19 in LTCFs, aiming for maximum feasibility. This is to enable ECDC to communicate timely information on epidemiological trends of COVID-19 in LTCFs, in support of national and EU/EEA-level preparedness and response activities.
External quality assessment (EQA) schemes to support European surveillance of Legionnaires’ disease 2019−2020 - Western Balkans and Turkey
This is the first EQA exercise for laboratories participating in surveillance from the ELDSNet network that has been
organised by ECDC since 2015 and the EQA format and arrangements have changed. The current EQA scheme
uses an outbreak scenario with a package of clinical and environmental samples for the participating laboratories to process, depending on their technical capacity and protocols.
Sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 - first update
This technical guidance aims to provide guidelines to laboratories and relevant stakeholders in the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and other countries in the WHO European region in making decisions on establishing sequencing capacities and capabilities, in making decisions on which technologies to use and/or in deciding on the role of sequencing for SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics, research, outbreak investigations and surveillance.