ECDC country visit to Luxembourg to discuss antimicrobial resistance issues
An ECDC team conducted visits and meetings to the country on 29 May - 2 June 2017, with the objective of providing an evidence-based assessment of the situation. Antibiotic consumption in Luxembourg is at the EU average in hospitals, but higher than the EU average in the community. The AMR levels in bacterial isolates from humans are at or below the EU average.
European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2017
The European Antibiotic Awareness Day is an annual European public health initiative that takes place on 18 November to raise awareness about the threat to public health of antibiotic resistance and the importance of prudent antibiotic use.
Infection prevention and control measures and tools for the prevention of entry of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae into healthcare settings: guidance from ECDC
On the occasion of the 10th European Antibiotic Awareness Day, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published a new guidance on how to prevent the entry and spread of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) into healthcare settings. The guidance features a series of tables and a flowchart with information on how to assess and manage patients who may be “at-risk” for carrying CRE when they are admitted to a healthcare setting. These easy-to-use tables and flowchart can hopefully be helpful to healthcare workers to easily identify those “at-risk” patients and implement appropriate infection prevention and control measures in a timely manner.
Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in Europe: 2017
Annual report of the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net) 2017
Combined resistance to multiple antibiotics: a growing problem in the EU
On the occasion of the 10th European Antibiotic Awareness Day, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is releasing its latest EU-wide data on antibiotic resistance, as well as its guidance on prevention and control of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacter iaceae (CRE). In 2016, combined resistance to several antibiotic groups continued to increase for Escherichia coli and Acinetobacter species. This situation is of great concern as patients infected with these multidrugresistant bacteria have very limited treatment options.
It’s everyone’s responsibility to #KeepAntibioticsWorking. Join the social media campaign!
On the occasion of the 10th European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD), which will be celebrated on 18 November 2017, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is launching a social media campaign called #KeepAntibioticsWorking.
EU scientific opinion: how to assess progress on reduction of antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial consumption
A set of indicators will assist European Union (EU) Member States to assess their progress in reducing the use of antimicrobials and combatting antimicrobial resistance. These indicators have been established by the European Food Safety Authority, the European Medicines Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, following a request from the European Commission.
ECDC, EFSA and EMA Joint Scientiﬁc Opinion on a list of outcome indicators as regards surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial consumption in humans and food-producing animals
ECDC, EFSA and EMA have jointly established a list of harmonised outcome indicators to assist EU Member States in assessing their progress in reducing the use of antimicrobials and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in both humans and food-producing animals.