ECDC publishes tenth external quality assessment scheme for typing of STEC
07 December 2021
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published its tenth external quality assessment (EQA-10) scheme for typing of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC).
Human STEC infection is a zoonotic disease, which in 2019 had an EU notification rate of 2.2 cases per 100,000 of the population, a similar rate to that reported in 2018. The most commonly reported STEC O group was O157, compromising 26.6% of cases with known serogroup. The EQA-10 contains serotyping, detection of virulence genes and molecular typing-based cluster analysis.
Source: ECDC, 30 November 2021