Combined and carbapenem resistance increasing
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Latest antimicrobial resistance data
Interactive reports with the latest data in Europe in the ECDC Surveillance AtlasView Atlas
Directory of online resources
The directory lists strategies, guidance documents and training courses on the prevention and control of antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections available online.View web directory
European Antibiotic Awareness Day
The European Antibiotic Awareness Day takes place on 18 November to raise awareness about the threat to public health of antibiotic resistance and the importance of prudent antibiotic useVisit the EAAD website
Infection prevention and control measures and tools for the prevention of entry of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae into healthcare settings: guidance from ECDC
Expert input to the European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) Technical Advisory Committee
Threats and outbreaks
Risk assessments and rapid risk assessments related to the spread or occurrence of highly antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Systematic reviews, expert opinions and public health guidance on antimicrobial resistance
Communication toolkits for the European Antibiotic Awareness Day offer template campaigns materials promoting responsible use of antibiotics
Antimicrobial resistance in specific diseases
Antimicrobial resistance - Escheria coli
Escherichia coli resistance to major antibiotics is increasing in almost all countries in Europe. E. coli causes urinary tract and more serious infections and is one of the most common bacteria causing infections.
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.