Antimicrobial resistance

Publication

Developing a reporting system for the surveillance of HIV drug resistance in Europe

surveillance report -

News

Extensively drug-resistant gonorrhoea: risk of further dissemination within and across Europe

ECDC comment -

Publication

Rapid risk assessment: Outbreak of VIM-producing carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa linked to medical tourism to Mexico

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News

Gonorrhoea: drug resistance compromises recommended treatment in Europe

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Publication

Developing a reporting system for the surveillance of HIV drug resistance in Europe

surveillance report -

Publication

Rapid risk assessment: Outbreak of VIM-producing carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa linked to medical tourism to Mexico

risk assessment -

Publication

The European Union summary report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals and food in 2017

surveillance report -

Publication

ECDC country visit to Norway to discuss antimicrobial resistance issues

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News

Extensively drug-resistant gonorrhoea: risk of further dissemination within and across Europe

ECDC comment -

News

Gonorrhoea: drug resistance compromises recommended treatment in Europe

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News

Zoonoses: antimicrobial resistance shows no signs of slowing down

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News

Survey of healthcare workers’ knowledge and attitudes about antibiotics and antibiotic resistance

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Event

Annual meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee for the European Antibiotic Awareness day (EAAD)

22 May 2019 - 24 May 2019
ECDC, Stockholm

Event

World Hand Hygiene Day 2019

5 May 2019

Event

ECDC/EFSA Regional workshop on One Health approach against antimicrobial resistance in EU pre-accession countries

26 Feb 2019 - 27 Feb 2019
Serbia

Event

One Health to Keep Antibiotics Working

15 Nov 2018
Brussels

Data

Infographic: Antibiotic resistance – an increasing threat to human health

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Infographic: Healthcare-associated infections – a threat to patient safety in Europe

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EARS-Net Reporting protocol 2018

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Summary of the latest data on antibiotic resistance in the European Union

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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.

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 Genes Surveillance Network (EURGen-Net)

European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net)

European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (Euro-GASP)

European Reference Laboratory Network for TB (ERLTB-Net)

Peer-reviewed publications

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Attributable deaths and disability-adjusted life-years caused by infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the EU and the European Economic Area in 2015: a population-level modelling analysis

Jan 2019

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Attributable deaths and disability-adjusted life-years caused by infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Switzerland

Jan 2019

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Stably high azithromycin resistance and decreasing ceftriaxone susceptibility in Neisseria gonorrhoeae in 25 European countries, 2016

Dec 2018