The European Union summary report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals and food in 2016
This report covers data on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria in 2016, submitted by 28 EU Member States. Resistance in bacterial isolates of zoonotic Salmonella and Campylobacter from humans, animals and food, and resistance in indicator Escherichia coli as well as in meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from animals and food were addressed and analysed jointly by ECDC and EFSA.
Antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic bacteria still high in humans, animals and food, say ECDC and EFSA
Bacteria from humans and animals continue to show resistance to antimicrobials, according to a new report published today by the European Food Safety Authority and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. The report highlights some emerging issues and confirms antimicrobial resistance as one of the biggest threats to public health. AMR reduces the effectiveness of treatment options.
ECDC country visit to Spain to discuss antimicrobial resistance issues
On 15-19 February 2016 an ECDC team conducted visits and meetings to discuss AMR issues in Spain, with the overall objective of providing an evidence-based assessment of the situation in Spain. The AMR situation in Spain poses a major public health threat to the country. Antimicrobial consumption in primary care and hospitals is among the highest in the EU/EEA and infection prevention and control and environmental cleaning measures vary significantly among hospitals and units.
ECDC country visit to Italy to discuss antimicrobial resistance issues
An ECDC team conducted visits and meetings to Italy on 9-13 January 2017 to specifically discuss and assess the situation in the country regarding prevention and control of AMR.
Observations from this ECDC country visit confirm that the AMR situation in Italian hospitals and regions poses a major public health threat to the country. If the current trends of carbapenem resistance and colistin resistance in gram-negative bacteria such as Klebsiella pneumoniae and A. baumannii are not reversed, key medical interventions will be compromised in the near future.
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.
Antimicrobial resistance surveillance in Europe 2016
Annual report of the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net) 2016