Dissemination of NDM-1 positive bacteria in the New Delhi environment and its implications for human health: an environmental point prevalence studyArchived
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of New Delhi metallo-beta-lactmase-1 (NDM-1) positive bacteria in the New Delhi environment. The authors collected convenience samples of seepage and public tap water in New Delhi, India. Control material was collected at the Cardiff Wastewater Treatment Works, UK.
Forgotten antibiotics: an inventory in Europe, the United States, Canada, and AustraliaArchived
While the discovery of antibiotics revolutionised the way we treat patients with bacterial infections, bacteria have become increasingly resistant to antibiotics, mostly due to the misuse of these medicines.
US CDC guidance for control of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) – 2012 CRE toolkitArchived
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) or carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) are highly resistant to antibiotics, leaving only a few options for treatment of infected patients, and thus represent a serious threat to public health.
A review of the effect of immunization programs on antimicrobial utilizationArchived
Antimicrobial stewardship policies are increasingly being implemented as a measure to prevent and control antimicrobial resistance.
US CDC report on antibiotic resistance threats in the United States, 2013
Antimicrobial resistance represent a serious threat to public health and patient safety and is a worldwide problem. Each year, in the European Union (EU) at least 25 000 patients die of infections with multidrug-resistant bacteria.
WHO’s first global report on surveillance of antimicrobial resistance with data from 114 countries
‘Antimicrobial resistance: global report on surveillance’ published by WHO today gives the most comprehensive picture of antibiotic resistance to date, with data from 114 countries. The report examines the current status of surveillance and information on AMR, with a focus on antibacterial resistance at country level, worldwide.
EU and US team up in the fight against antimicrobial resistance
The first progress report of the Transatlantic Taskforce on Antimicrobial Resistance (TATFAR) was published today. It reviews the implementation of the set of recommendations defined by the TATFAR in 2012, for a better cooperation in the global fight to keep antimicrobials effective.
High rate of acquisition of faecal carriage of multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae after international travel
The study by Ruppé et al. is the largest study to date that confirms the high frequency of faecal carriage of multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in European travellers returning from Asia, Africa or Latin America each year.
Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae continue to spread in Europe
Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) are an emerging threat to healthcare. Beside the carbapenems – a last-line class of antibiotics – CPE are resistant to most other antibiotics, leaving few options for the treatment of infected patients. In an effort to assess the nature and scale of CPE spread in Europe, a group of European experts is implementing the European Survey on Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae (EuSCAPE).
European Antibiotic Awareness Day: Rates of carbapenem-resistant infections continue to increase in Europe
On the occasion of the 6th European Antibiotic Awareness Day, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is releasing new EU-wide data on antibiotic resistance showing a marked increase of carbapenem-resistant infections.