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.
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.
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.
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.
Resistance to last-line antibiotics continues to cause concern in Europe
On the occasion of the 7th European Antibiotic Awareness Day, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is releasing its latest EU-wide data on antibiotic resistance (EARS-Net annual report and interactive database).
ECDC welcomes the endorsement of the global action plan on antimicrobial resistance by the World Health Assembly
By endorsing the new global action plan endorsed at the World Health Assembly, WHO Member States agreed to mobilise resources to ensure its implementation and committed to have similar plans at national level by 2017.
New Eurobarometer results show that large numbers of Europeans are still unaware that antibiotics are ineffective against viruses and against colds and flu
The European Commission launched today the results of its third Eurobarometer on antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic use and on the knowledge of Europeans about antibiotics.
European Antibiotic Awareness Day receives the European Health Award 2016
Today, the European Antibiotic Awareness Day received the European Health Award, a prize awarded each year by the European Health Forum Gastein.
ECDC marks World Health Day 2011 with situation update on antimicrobial resistance in EuropeArchived
Current trends show both progress and challenges in fighting the spread of drug-resistant bacteria in Europe according to ECDC’s analysis on the state of antibiotic resistance in Europe. Since 2008, ECDC has been coordinating the European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) – a European health initiative that promotes prudent use of antibiotics. On the occasion of the World Health Day 2011, ECDC Director Marc Sprenger presented the ‘Situation update on antibiotic resistance’ to the European Parliament in Strasbourg.