Guide for Adapting ECDC Policy Briefing
The overall approach for the policy briefings is to provide information in a format that public health colleagues in the Member States can easily adapt for use with their own policymakers.
Antibiotics: be responsible
The ability of bacteria to resist the action of an antibiotic has become a recognised global problem. Antibiotic resistance severely limits the number of antibiotics available for the treatment of diseases.
Summary of the latest data on antibiotic resistance in EU: 2016
For most combinations of bacteria and antimicrobial groups reported to the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net) for 2015, antibiotic resistance percentages showed large variations across Europe. Resistance percentages were generally higher in southern and south-eastern Europe than in northern Europe.