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18 May 2020

ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID) – Emerging threats, emerging solutions

ESCMID is very pleased to announce that it will be hosting the first virtual congress specifically dedicated to COVID-19. The ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID) will take place online from Wednesday 23rd to Friday 25th September 2020, and will cover all aspects of COVID-19.

The conference will host multiple tracks and a dedicated Programme Committee will work to secure a full and comprehensive scientific programme to cover a range of topics surrounding this emerging threat. More information will follow as the conference draws nearer.


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We hope you will join us for this incredible experience as we explore this global challenge.


17 April 2020

European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) 2020

The 30th ECCMID that was cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 6000 abstracts were submitted and the accepted abstracts were put together into an abstract book. Although the congress was cancelled, we highlighted many of the pertinent and exciting abstracts that were accepted in press releases. You can find links to each press release and abstract below as well as the link to our ECCMID 2020 Abstract Book.


Small study shows paper towels much more effective at removing viruses than hand dryers

Study shows European coins have antimicrobial activity in contrast to banknotes

Study shows it is safe to give antibiotics to mothers after umbilical cord clamping in C-sections, to avoid exposure of newborns

Study of sewage finds link between different rates of sepsis in UK and presence of E. coli in the community

Study detects presence of disease-causing E. coli in recreational waters, including in bathing waters rated excellent under EU criteria

Elderly patients with pneumonia twice as likely to die as those with broken hips, yet underestimate the danger of pneumonia

Study reveals raw-type dog foods as a major source of multidrug-resistant bacteria that could potentially colonize humans

Study identifies last-line antibiotic resistance in humans and pet dog

Study suggests pets are not a major source of transmission of drug-resistant microbes to their owners

Large population study links blood infection with certain bacteria to increased risk of colorectal cancer

European vaccination survey shows wide variety of parents' opinions across UK, Italy, France, Spain and Germany

Silent, airborne transmission likely to be a key factor in scarlet fever outbreaks