Introduction. The Microbiological Reporting System of Catalonia (SNMC) has been a voluntary microbiological reporting system until 2015. With Decree 203/2015, this system becomes mandatory. The SNMC is part of the Epidemiological Surveillance Network of Catalonia, which collects reports on microorganisms that have an impact on public health. Methods. Descriptive analysis of microbiological statements was carried out by SNMC health centres’ laboratories during 2014 and 2015, once validated and refined. Results and discussion. A total of 21,747 microorganisms were registered in 2014, and 28,467 in 2015. The most common clinical entities were respiratory infections (35.5%) and enteritis (32.6%). While the number of reported cases of mycobacterial infection diminished over the course of the period analized and in comparison with the previous analysis (2013), the number of reports on sexually transmitted diseases and respiratory infections increased significantly. Meningoencephalitis, enteritis and other infectious diseases also increased slightly, and the numbers for bacteraemia of unknown origin remained relatively stable.
Tuberculosis; Epidemiological surveillance; Microbiological notification
Rodés-Monegal A, López-Espinilla M, García-Lebrón M, Jané-Checa M. La tuberculosi a Catalunya l’any 2016. Butll Epidemiol Catalunya. 2017;38(5):100-109.
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