European Meningococcal Epidemiology in Real Time (EMERT)
EMERT collects data about the strains causing meningococcal disease throughout Europe in real time. Participating reference laboratories are requested to submit details of all isolates causing disease enabling data to be shared for comparison. Submitted data should be for strains isolated from January 2007 onwards.
Use of EMERT is subject to the terms of the policy document.
- Participants will be able to view data from the whole database. These data are only available to participants.
- Only laboratories that are actively submitting data retain view access. Data will be available to view if your laboratory has made a submission within a set period (currently in the last 12 weeks).
- Multiple user accounts can be associated with an individual laboratory - submissions can be made from any of these and view access will be provided to all associated accounts.
- No patient information is recorded.
- Even minimal isolate information may be valuable, so if only a serogroup assignment or non-culture diagnosis is available, please still submit.
- Fields collected are: lab sample id, date received, date sampled, serogroup, culture status, PorA VR1/VR2, FetA VR, ST. Only lab id and date received are compulsory fields, but ideally as many fields as are available should be entered. Please note that for PorA, FetA and ST only DNA sequence-derived data are acceptable.
- Submitters can modify their records once submitted, for example to add further fields.