Antimicrobial resistance

News

European Antibiotic Awareness Day: new website, new online resources

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EU report: more evidence on link between antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance

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Publication

ECDC/EFSA/EMA second joint report on the integrated analysis of the consumption of antimicrobial agents and occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria from humans and food-producing animals

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Survey on antimicrobial resistance in intensive care units currently open

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Publication

ECDC/EFSA/EMA second joint report on the integrated analysis of the consumption of antimicrobial agents and occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria from humans and food-producing animals

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Rapid risk assessment: Risk related to the use of ‘do-it-yourself' CRISPR-associated gene engineering kit contaminated with pathogenic bacteria

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European surveillance of Clostridium difficile infections - surveillance protocol version 2.3

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The European Union summary report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals and food in 2015

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News

European Antibiotic Awareness Day: new website, new online resources

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News

EU report: more evidence on link between antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance

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European Commission adopts its second action plan against antimicrobial resistance

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Survey on antimicrobial resistance in intensive care units currently open

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Event

European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2017

18 Nov 2017
May 2016

Event

Technical Advisory Committee for the European Antibiotic Awareness Day

23 May 2016
Stockholm, Sweden
Apr 2016

Event

Expert input to the European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) Technical Advisory Committee

1 Apr 2016
Stockholm, Sweden
Nov 2015

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European Antibiotic Awareness Day and the global health challenges of antibiotic resistance – launch event in Brussels

16 Nov 2015
Brussels, Belgium

Data

EARS-Net 2017 Questionnaire

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EARS-Net Reporting protocol 2017

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Antimicrobial resistance in Europe - Data visualisation tool

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Tables in PNG format: antimicrobial resistance surveillance in Europe 2015

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Antimicrobial resistance in specific diseases

Antimicrobial resistance - MDR TB

In EU, only 1 in every 3 MDR TB patients has a successful treatment outcome; more than half either die, fail treatment or default (stop taking treatment). XDR TB has even worse treatment outcomes: only 1 in 4 patients finishes treatment successfully.

Antimicrobial resistance - Campylobacteriosis

Scientists warn that resistance to ciprofloxacin, an antimicrobial that is critically important for the treatment of human infections, is very high in Campylobacter, thus reducing the options for effective treatment of severe foodborne infections.

Antimicrobial resistance - Salmonellosis

Multi-drug resistant Salmonella bacteria continue to spread across Europe, show the latest data on resistance in bacteria in humans, food and animals issued by ECDC and EFSA. There’s evidence of resistance to the antimicrobial colistin in Salmonella among poultry in the EU - this last-resort drug may soon no longer be effective for treating severe human infections with Salmonella.

Antimicrobial resistance/ microbiology - Gonorrhoea

The surveillance of gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility surveillance in Europe is essential for detecting emerging and increasing antimicrobial resistance and making quality-assured data available to inform revisions of treatment guidelines. ECDC coordinates the Euro-GASP network.

Related diseases/public health areas

Disease / public health area

Antimicrobial consumption

Disease / public health area

Healthcare-associated infections

Disease programmes and networks

Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-associated Infections Programme

European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net)

European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (Euro-GASP)

European Reference Laboratory Network for TB (ERLTB-Net)

Eurosurveillance

03 August 2017 - Co-occurrence of colistin-resistance genes mcr-1 and mcr-3 among multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli isolated from cattle, Spain, September 2015
03 August 2017 - Plasmid-borne colistin resistance gene mcr-3 in Salmonella isolates from human infections, Denmark, 2009-17