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.
Rapid risk assessment: Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae - first update
This update of the 2016 ECDC Rapid Risk Assessment on carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) evaluates the risk for patients and healthcare systems in EU/EEA countries due to the global spread of CRE.
Rapid risk assessment: Hospital-acquired malaria infections in the European Union
Following the occurrence of several hospital-acquired malaria cases in the European Union (EU), ECDC has assessed the risk related to transmission of the parasite in hospital settings.
Rapid risk assessment: Candida auris in healthcare settings – Europe
This rapid risk assessment update appraises the risk for spread of C. auris in hospitals in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries
Candida auris: Epidemiological situation, laboratory capacity and preparedness in European Union and European economic area countries, 2013 to 2017
Kohlenberg, A., Struelens, M.J., Monnet, D.L., Plachouras, D., Apfalter, P., Lass-Flörl, C., Muchl, R., Presterl, E., Willinger, B., Catry, B., Philipova, I., Budimir, A., Hadjihannas, L., Arendrup, M.C., Märtin, P., Jalava, J., Berger-Carbonne, A., Dromer, F., Kurzai, O., Vrioni, G., Kontopidou, F., Kiss, K., Kurcz, A., Ásmundsdóttir, L.R., Burns, K., Moro, M.L., Dimina, E., Valinteliene, R., Perrin, M., Barbara, C., de Greeff, S., Kacelnik, O., Deptula, A., Rodrigues, M.R., Serban, R., Schréterová, E., Stefkovicova, M., Serdt, M., Alastruey-Izquierdo, A., Pemán, J., Byfors, S., Chryssanthou, E., Borman, A., Brown, C., Guy, R., Johnson, E., Reilly, J.
Healthcare-associated infections pose a major public health threat in long-term care facilities in Europe
An EU-wide survey estimated that 4.2 million healthcare-associated infections occur every year in European long-term care facilities, compared to an estimated 3.5 million occurring in European acute care hospitals, and that on any given day, over 116 400 residents have at least one active healthcare-associated infection. Pete Kinross, an expert in surveillance of healthcare-associated infections at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), speaks about these findings during a session on antimicrobial resistance in these healthcare settings, at ECCMID 2017.
A Public Health Preparedness Logic Model: Assessing Preparedness for Cross-border Threats in the European Region
Stoto, M.A., Nelson, C., Savoia, E., Ljungqvist, I., Ciotti, M.
Candida auris in healthcare settings
Due to its propensity to cause outbreaks and its antifungal resistance, C. auris poses a risk for patients in healthcare facilities in Europe. Difficulties with laboratory identification, combined with a lack of awareness of this new Candida species, might result in unnoticed outbreaks. There is a clear need to raise awareness in European healthcare facilities in order adapt laboratory testing strategies and implement enhanced control measures to prevent further hospital outbreaks.
Rapid risk assessment: Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in healthcare settings – 8 December 2016
This risk assessment provides an overview of the epidemiological situation in Europe and describes a number of response options.
RRA: Invasive cardiovascular infection by Mycobacterium chimaera associated with the 3T heater-cooler system used during open-heart surgery - 1st update, 21 November 2016
In view of new evidence, ECDC has updated its rapid risk assessment on the potential risk of invasive cardiovascular infection by M. chimaera associated with the use of heater-cooler units.