First-of-its kind survey reveals gaps in European healthcare workers’ knowledge and attitudes about antibiotics
Knowledge and awareness of antibiotic resistance and related issues is generally high among European healthcare workers, according to the first European survey to examine attitudes and behaviours in relation to antibiotic resistance in this group. However, the study also illustrates important knowledge gaps.
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).
Keeping antibiotics working - 10th European Antibiotics Awareness Day
2017 marks the 10th European Antibiotics Awareness Day (EAAD). The event aims to highlight how resistance to antibiotics is affecting our lives today and what can be done by different stakeholders to ensure that these medicines remain effective.
Antimicrobial resistance and causes of non-prudent use of antibiotics in human medicine: results of the ARNA project
The final report of the EU-funded project “Antimicrobial Resistance and causes of Non-prudent use of Antibiotics” (ARNA) highlights that in Europe 7% of all antibiotics used in 2016 were taken without prescription; the two main sources being over-the-counter (OTC) sales and use of leftover antibiotics.
Multidrug antibiotic resistance increasing in EuropeArchived
On the occasion of the 5th edition of the European Antibiotic Awareness Day, ECDC releases new EU-wide data on antibiotic resistance and consumption. Antibiotic resistance still remains a major European and global public health problem and is, for a large part, driven by misuse of antibiotics.
ECDC Director stresses 'one health' approach to tackle antimicrobial resistance problems in humans and animalsArchived
To help prevent antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Europe, the Danish EU Presidency invited ECDC to join a European conference held yesterday to "conclude common EU measures for combating antimicrobial resistance
European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2011: ECDC releases new surveillance data and real life stories of patients with resistant bacteriaArchived
On the occasion of the 4th European Antibiotic Awareness Day, ECDC releases new European-wide surveillance data on antibiotic resistance from the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net).
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.