Coverage of the national surveillance system for human Salmonella infections, Belgium, 2016-2020.

Last updated on 25-4-2022 by Nina Van Goethem

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INTRODUCTION: The surveillance of human salmonellosis in Belgium is dependent on the referral of human Salmonella isolates to the National Reference Center (NRC). Knowledge of current diagnostic practices and the coverage of the national Salmonella surveillance system are important to correctly interpret surveillance data and trends over time, to estimate the true burden of salmonellosis in Belgium, and to evaluate the appropriateness of implementing whole-genome sequencing (WGS) at this central level. METHODS: The coverage of the NRC was defined as the proportion of all diagnosed human …

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