Systematic review of the effectiveness of infection control measures to prevent the transmission of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae through cross-border transfer of patients
This systematic review seeks to identify evidence for the effectiveness of targeted infection control measures to control the spread and transmission of ESBL-E when transferring patients between healthcare settings, especially when the transfer is cross-border.
Last-line antibiotics are failing: options to address this urgent threat to patients and healthcare systems
This briefing aims to draw the attention of policymakers to examples of measures that can be taken at national and local levels to halt the spread of highly resistant bacteria, especially those resistant to ‘last-line’ antibiotics.
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.
ECDC/EMEA Joint Technical Report: The bacterial challenge: time to react
Expert consultation on healthcare-associated infection prevention and control
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.
ECDC expert visit to Romania to discuss aspects related to healthcare-associated infections
A team of multidisciplinary experts, including ECDC staff and an expert from Norway, visited Romania between 4 and 7 July to discuss aspects related to the detection, surveillance, prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), together with staff at the Ministry of Health, the National Institute for Public Health and other Romanian stakeholders. This was an exploratory visit following a request for support made by the Romanian Minister of Health to tackle the challenges that the country was currently facing in this area.
Invasive cardiovascular infection by Mycobacterium chimaera potentially associated with heater-cooler units used during cardiac surgery, 30 April 2015
Since 2011, cases of infection caused by Mycobacterium chimaera have been detected in patients having previously undergone cardiac surgery in Europe.
Rapid risk assessment: Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, 14 April 2016
This rapid risk assessment provides several options to reduce the risk of CRE, e.g. treatment options, transmission prevention and measures related to the healthcare system.
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.