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Weekly News
19 July 2022

Dear colleagues,

Please find below the latest edition of ESCMID Weekly News.

With kind regards,
ESCMID Executive Office.

EUCAST General Consultation on Breakpoints for Corynebacterium diphtheriae and Corynebacterium ulcerans

EUCAST is developing breakpoints and methods for the susceptibility testing of Corynebacterium diphtheriae and C. ulcerans. A proposal is now posted on the EUCAST general consultation web page inviting comments no later than 11 September 2022. Together with specialists in Paris and Munich, 200 isolates of each species were investigated with broth microdilution MIC determination and disk diffusion as a backdrop for EUCAST to propose clinical breakpoints and testing methodology.