Legionnaires’ disease - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2020
Legionnaires’ disease remains an uncommon and mainly sporadic respiratory infection with an overall notification rate of 1.9 cases per 100 000 population for the EU/EEA in 2020.
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.
Legionnaires’ disease - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2019
Legionnaires’ disease remains an uncommon and mainly sporadic respiratory infection with an overall notification rate in 2019 for the EU/EEA of 2.2 cases per 100 000 population.
External quality assessment (EQA) schemes to support European surveillance of Legionnaires’ disease 2019-2020 - EU/EEA countries
This report provides an analysis of the EQA performance of laboratories in the 28 EU/EEA countries in relation to the detection/isolation, identification, enumeration and quantification of Legionella spp. and the further characterisation of L. pneumophila, by serogrouping and sequence-based typing, from both clinical and environmental samples, where applicable.
Point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals – protocol version 6.1
Version 6.1 is the final protocol for the third EU-wide point prevalence survey in acute care hospitals (PPS 2022–2023). It contains important changes compared to protocol version 5.3 (PPS 2016–2017), including on healthcare-associated COVID-19.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Extreme rainfall and catastrophic floods in western Europe
Extreme rainfall on 14 and 15 July 2021 and subsequent flooding in Western Europe has taken a high number of human lives and caused substantial damage to community infrastructure and the environment. This rapid risk assessment focuses on the most common infectious diseases and health risks associated with flood-affected areas, taking into account evidence from previous similar events in Europe.
A scoping review of point-of-care testing devices for infectious disease surveillance, prevention and control
This document provides the final report of a scoping review undertaken as part of a wider study on the ‘Assessment of point of care testing devices for infectious disease surveillance, prevention and control’ that was commissioned by ECDC and undertaken by RAND Europe between November 2019 and April 2020.
European Legionnaires’ Disease Surveillance Network (ELDSNet) - Operating procedures
This document explains the operating procedures of the European Legionnaires’ Disease Surveillance Network, coordinated by ECDC. It specifically relates to reporting cases of travel-associated Legionnaires’ disease arising from stays in hotel or other commercial holiday accommodation. The aim is to quickly identify and control outbreaks of the disease and minimise the risk to holidaymakers. This edition supersedes the January 2012 edition.
Leaflet for managers of tourist accommodation on how to reduce the risk of Legionnaires' disease
What can managers of tourist accommodation do to avoid Legionnaires’ disease infections among guests?