Antimicrobial resistance remains high – says EU report
The findings in the latest report on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria from ECDC and EFSA underline the serious threat AMR poses to public and animal health. Infections caused by bacteria that are resistant to antimicrobials lead to about 25 000 deaths in the EU every year.
Characterisation of MRSA from Malta and the description of a Maltese epidemic MRSA strain.
Malta has one of the highest prevalence rates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Europe, as demonstrated by EARSS (European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System) data.