Rapid risk assessment: Regional outbreak of New Delhi metallo-betalactamase-producing carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, Italy, 2018–2019
A large outbreak of New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM)-producing carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) has been reported from the Tuscany region in Italy. Between November 2018 and May 2019, seven Tuscan hospitals notified a total of 350 cases.
Developing a reporting system for the surveillance of HIV drug resistance in Europe
A pilot project was carried out to investigate the feasibility of HIVDR surveillance in EU/EEA countries and to make recommendations for the design and implementation of a potential future HIVDR surveillance system at the European level.
Rapid risk assessment: Outbreak of VIM-producing carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa linked to medical tourism to Mexico
This outbreak of Verona integron-encoded metallo-beta-lactamase-producing carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (VIM-CRPA) surgical site infections, related to invasive procedures performed in healthcare facilities in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, highlights the risks associated with medical tourism for patients and healthcare systems in the countries of origin.
The European Union summary report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals and food in 2017
The data on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria in 2017, submitted by 28 EU Member States (MSs), were jointly analysed by EFSA and ECDC. Resistance in zoonotic Salmonella and Campylobacter from humans, animals and food, and resistance in indicator Escherichia coli as well as meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in animals and food were addressed, and temporal trends assessed.
ECDC country visit to Norway to discuss antimicrobial resistance issues
An ECDC country visit team conducted an assessment mission during the period 12–16 March 2018 to discuss antimicrobial resistance (AMR) issues in Norway. The overall objective of the mission was to provide an observation-based assessment of the situation in Norway regarding prevention and control of AMR through prudent use of antibiotics and infection control.
Expert consensus protocol on carbapenem resistance detection and characterisation for the survey of carbapenem- and/or colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae
This expert consensus protocol for carbapenem resistance detection and characterisation was jointly developed by the EURGenCCRE consortium, the scientific advisory board for EURGen-Net and ECDC to agree upon the protocol for phenotypic and genotypic carbapenem resistance detection and confirmation to be used for the CCRE survey.
Expert consensus protocol on colistin resistance detection and characterisation for the survey of carbapenem- and/or colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae
This expert consensus protocol for colistin resistance detection and characterisation was jointly developed by the EURGen CCRE consortium, the scientific advisory board for EURGen-Net and ECDC to agree upon the best available strategy for phenotypic and genotypic colistin-resistance detection and confirmation to be used for the CCRE survey.
Point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals - ECDC PPS validation protocol version 3.1.2.
This protocol version is an accompanying document to the ECDC protocol for the point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals version 5.3.
Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in Europe 2017
EARS-Net data for 2017 show that antimicrobial resistance remains a serious threat in Europe.
ECDC country visit to Malta to discuss antimicrobial resistance issues, 3-7 July 2017
The ECDC and the European Commission's Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, at the invitation of the Maltese authorities, jointly carried out a country visit from 3 to 7 July 2017. The overall aim of the visit was to assist them in the further development and implementation of their national policies and strategies for tackling antimicrobial resistance based on a One Health perspective.