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Table 1 List of selected pathogens

From: Establishment and reinforcement of the national reference centers for human microbiology in Belgium

ID Pathogen(s)
1 Antibiotic resistant Pseudomonas and Acinetobacter
2 Bordetella pertussis
3 Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease)
4 Brucella spp.
5 Burkholderia cepacia complex
6 Campylobacter
7 Clostridium botulinum and Clostridium perfringens
8 Clostridium difficile
9 Congenital infections: Toxoplasma, rubella, cytomegalovirus and parvovirus B19
10 Corynebacterium diphteriae
11 Coxiella burnetii, Rickettsia, Anaplasma (Ehrlichia)
12 Enterococci
13 Enteroviruses including polioviruses and parechoviruses
14 ESBL + Carbapenemase producing Enterobacteriaceae
15 Haemophilus influenzae
16 Hantavirus
17 Helicobacter pylori
18 Hepatitis B, C, D and E viruses
19 Influenza virus
20 Legionella pneumophila
21 Listeria monocytogenes
22 Measles virus + rubella
23 Mycobacterium spp.
24 Mycosis
25 Neisseria meningitidis
26 Noroviruses
27 Rabies virus
28 Respiratory pathogens: adenovirus, coronavirus including SARS, human parainfluenza virus, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydia pneumoniae, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), human metapneumovirus (HMPV)
29 Rotavirus
30 Salmonella/Shigella spp.
31 Shiga-toxins producing E. coli (STEC)
32 Staphylococcus aureus
33 STI: Treponema pallidum, Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae
34 Streptococcus agalactiae
35 Streptococcus pneumoniae invasive
36 Streptococcus pyogenes invasive
37 Tick-borne encephalitis
38 Vibrio cholerae and Vibrio parahaemolyticus
39 West Nile virus (arboviruses)
40 Yersinia enterocolitica and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis
  1. Corresponding addresses of the NRCs are available through the website of the project (http://nrchm.wiv-isp.be).