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The European Union summary report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals and food in 2010

14 Mar 2012
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Abstract

The European Union summary report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals and food in 2010.

Zoonoses are infections and diseases that are transmissible between animals and humans. Zoonotic bacteria which develop resistance to antimicrobials are of particular concern because they can compromise the effective treatment of infections in humans. In order to monitor this situation, information is collected across the EU on zoonotic bacteria isolated from animals and food.

Published by the European Food Safety Authority, this joint scientific report presents antimicrobial resistance data among zoonotic and indicator bacteria in 2010. The data from 26 EU Member States were analysed by ECDC and EFSA to give an overall picture of antimicrobial resistance among Salmonella and Campylobacter isolates and indicator Escherichia coli and enterococci isolates. Some data on meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in animals and food were also included.

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