Training course on control of multidrug-resistant micro-organisms in health care settings
ECDC is organising a short course on “Control of multidrug-resistant micro-organisms (MDROs) in health care settings”. This training opportunity is addressed at healthcare professionals from European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries with current or future responsibility for the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) due to MDROs working at national or local level. The course is offered by invitation only and participants are identified through the ECDC Coordinating Competent Bodies.
World Hand Hygiene Day 2019
Each year on 5 May, the “SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands” campaign takes place as part of a major global effort led by the World Health Organization (WHO) to improve hand hygiene in healthcare settings.
Survey of healthcare workers’ knowledge and attitudes about antibiotics and antibiotic resistance
On 28 January, Public Health England (PHE) launched a new multilingual survey, funded by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), which aims to gain an understanding of European healthcare workers’ knowledge and attitudes about antibiotics and antibiotic resistance.
Surveillance systems overview for 2017
- Chikungunya virus disease
- Chlamydia infection
- Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever
- Ebola haemorrhagic fever
- Hantavirus infection
- Healthcare-associated infections
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- HIV infection
- Invasive Haemophilus influenzae disease
- Lassa fever
- Marburg haemorrhagic fever
- Meningococcal disease
- Pneumococcal disease
- Q fever
- Rift Valley fever
- Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
- Surgical site infections
- Verotoxigenic Escherichia coli infection
- West Nile virus infection
- Yellow fever
Infographic: Antibiotic resistance – an increasing threat to human health
Each year, 33000 people die from an infection due to bacteria resistant to antibiotics. The burden of infections with bacteria resistant to antibiotics on the European population is comparable to that of inﬂuenza, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS combined.
Infographic: Healthcare-associated infections – a threat to patient safety in Europe
A total of 8.9 million healthcare-associated infections were estimated to occur each year in European hospitals and long-term care facilities.
One Health to Keep Antibiotics Working
For EAAD 2018 ECDC will host the event “One Health to Keep Antibiotics Working” where ECDC will present the latest estimates of the health burden of antibiotic resistance, and the new data on the prevalence of healthcare-associated infections and of antimicrobial consumption in acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities in the EU/EEA.
Healthcare-associated pneumonia in acute care hospitals in European union/European economic area countries: An analysis of data from a point prevalence survey, 2011 to 2012
Walter, J., Haller, S., Quinten, C., Kärki, T., Zacher, B., Eckmanns, T., Abu Sin, M., Plachouras, D., Kinross, P., Suetens, C., Strauss, R., Mertens, K., Dobreva, E., Budimir, A., Hadjiloucas, A., Prattingerová, J., Kristensen, B., Monnet, D.L., Märtin, P., Lyytikäinen, O., Giard, M., Piening, B., Kritsotakis, E.I., Kurcz, A., Gudlaugsson, Ó., Burns, K., Moro, M.L., Dumpis, U., Ašembergienė, J., Heisbourg, E., Xuereb, D., Hopmans, T., Sorknes, N.K., Deptuła, A., Paiva, J.-A., Serban, R., Litvová, S., Kolman, J., Lozano, J., Struwe, J., Hopkins, S., Doherty, L., Reilly, J.S., Harrison, W.
Rapid risk assessment: Carbapenemase-producing (OXA-48) Klebsiella pneumoniae ST392 in travellers previously hospitalised in Gran Canaria, Spain
This rapid risk assessment evaluates the risk of transmission and further spread of OXA-48-producing Klebsiella pneumonia e ST392 from travellers having sought medical care in Gran Canaria to healthcare facilities in their country of origin in the EU/EEA.
Carbapenemase-producing (OXA-48) Klebsiella pneumoniae ST392 found in travellers previously hospitalised in Gran Canaria, Spain
Thirteen patients with OXA-48-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae ST392 have been reported by Sweden and Norway between January and April 2018 - all returning travellers with prior hospital admission in Gran Canaria. Whole genome sequencing showed tight clustering between the bacterial isolates from the cases.