Work package 4: To develop a European enhanced CDI surveillance protocol with case-based epidemiological data and microbiological data for typing and susceptibility testing linked at the national level


  • Prof. Dr. Petra Gastmeier, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany


Other participants in consortium:

  • Dr. Birgit H.B. van Benthem, Center for Infectious Diseases Control, RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Bruno Coignard, Institut de Veille Sanitaire, Saint-Maurice Cedex, France
  • Dr. Outi Lyytikäinen, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
  • Dr. Camilla Wiuff, Health Protection Scotland, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Johan Struwe, Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Solna, Sweden.



  1. Review methods and data of existing national CDI surveillance protocols.
  2. Call an expert meeting to develop a European enhanced CDI surveillance protocol with case based epidemiological and microbiological (typing) data for infections.
  3. Perform a feasibility study by implementing the protocol in at least 6 Member States (3 with high experience and 3 with no prior experience).
  4. Presentation and agreement of the enhanced protocol during the annual Clostridium difficile network meeting.

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