ECDC publish ninth external quality assessment scheme for Salmonella typing

05 May 2020

Article: 54/1805

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published a report presenting the results of the ninth round of the external quality assessment (EQA-9) scheme for typing of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica organised for public health national reference laboratories (PH NRLs) in ECDC’s Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses network (FWD-Net).

Salmonellosis was the second-most commonly reported zoonotic disease in the EU in 2017, with a notification rate of 19.7 cases per 100,000 of the population. From 2008 to 2017, a decreasing trend of confirmed salmonellosis cases was observed for 25 countries that consistently reported during the period. However, from 2013 to 2017, the overall EU/EEA trend did not show any significant increase or decrease.

Source: ECDC, 27 April 2020