Rapid risk assessment: Increase in OXA -244 -producing Escherichia coli in the European Union/European Economic Area and the UK since 2013
Rapid risk/outbreaks assessment aim at supporting the countries and the European Commission in their preparedness and response to a public health threat. They provide a timely summary and risk assessment of a public health threat for EU/EEA countries related to a specific event. They also include potential options for response. As outbreaks or public health events develop, ECDC may issue updated risk assessments.
The European gonococcal antimicrobial surveillance programme (Euro-GASP) appropriately reflects the antimicrobial resistance situation for Neisseria gonorrhoeae in the European Union/European Economic Area
Cole, M.J., Quinten, C., Jacobsson, S., Day, M., Amato-Gauci, A.J., Woodford, N., Spiteri, G., Unemo, M., Stary, A., Haller, M., Verbrugge, R., Crucitti, T., Soteriou, S., Pieridou, D., Cowan, S., Hoffmann, S., Epstein, J., Viktorova, J., Ndeikoundam, N., Goubard, A., Kohl, P., Buder, S., Bremer, V., Tzelepi, E., Konte, V., Balla, E., Dudás, M., Sigmundsdóttir, G., Hauksdóttir, G.S., Igoe, D., Crowley, B., Suligoi, B., Stefanelli, P., Pakarna, G., Mavcutko, V., Barbara, C., Melillo, J.M., Van Dam, A., Van Benthem, B., Linde, I., Kløvstad, H., Bergheim, T., Majewski, S., Mlynarczyk-Bonikowska, B., Azevedo, J., Borrego, M.J., Pavlik, P., Truska, P., Klavs, I., Jeverica, S., Vazquez, J., Diez, M., Velicko, I., Unemo, M., Hughes, G., Eastick, K.
External quality assessment of laboratory performance – European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net), 2018
This report provides an analysis of the external quality assessment (EQA) performance with antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) of laboratories participating in the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network in 2018. A total of 860 laboratories (1 – 114 per country) from 30 EU/EEA countries participated in the EQA exercise. Six bacterial strains were used: Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecium and Streptococcus pneumoniae.
Decreasing and stabilising trends of antimicrobial consumption and resistance in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae in segmented regression analysis, European Union/European Economic Area, 2001 to 2018
Peñalva, G., Högberg, L.D., Weist, K., Vlahović-Palčevski, V., Heuer, O., Monnet, D.L., Esac-Net Study Group, Ears-Net Study Group
Application of a new methodology and R package reveals a high burden of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) in Germany compared to the average in the European Union/European Economic Area, 2011 to 2012
Zacher, B., Haller, S., Willrich, N., Walter, J., Abu Sin, M., Cassini, A., Plachouras, D., Suetens, C., Behnke, M., Gastmeier, P., Wieler, L.H., Eckmanns, T.
Outbreak of carbapenemase-producing (NDM-1 and OXA-48) and colistin-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae ST307, north-east Germany, 2019
Germany has reported an outbreak of carbapenemase-producing (NDM-1 and OXA-48) and colistin-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae sequence type (ST) 307. As of 21 October 2019, 17 patients in three hospitals and one rehabilitation clinic in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania in north-east Germany have been affected. Six of the 17 cases presented with clinical symptoms of infection, while 11 were identified as be carriers.
Country visit to Estonia to discuss policies relating to antimicrobial resistance
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Commission's Directorate General for Health and Food Safety jointly carried out this country visit to Estonia from 25 to 29 March 2019. The visit was carried out following the invitation from the competent authorities to assist them in the preparation of their national strategy for tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) based on a 'One Health' perspective.
Rapid risk assessment: Regional outbreak of New Delhi metallo-betalactamase-producing carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, Italy, 2018–2019
A large outbreak of New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM)-producing carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) has been reported from the Tuscany region in Italy. Between November 2018 and May 2019, seven Tuscan hospitals notified a total of 350 cases.
Population-level antimicrobial consumption is associated with decreased antimicrobial susceptibility in Neisseria gonorrhoeae in 24 European countries: an ecological analysis.
Kenyon, C., Buyze, J., Spiteri, G., Cole, M.J., Unemo, M.
Development of case vignettes for assessment of the inter-rater variability of national validation teams for the point prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals
van Hauwermeiren, E., Iosifidis, E., Kärki, T., Suetens, C., Kinross, P., Plachouras, D.