Antimicrobial resistance surveillance in Europe 2010

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Publication series: Antimicrobial resistance surveillance in Europe
Time period covered: 1 January - 31 December 2010
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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Antimicrobial resistance surveillance in Europe 2010. Annual Report of the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net). Stockholm: ECDC; 2011.

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This report presents antimicrobial resistance data reported to EARS-Net by 28 countries for 2010 with trend analyses for the period 2007-2010. This edition also includes a focus chapter on carbapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae and P. aeruginosa.

EARS-Net is a European-wide network of national surveillance systems, providing European reference data on antimicrobial resistance for public health purposes. The network is coordinated and funded by ECDC. It conducts surveillance of antimicrobial susceptibility in seven major invasive pathogens of public health importance: Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus faecium, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Note: This online edition was revised in December 2011.