Healthcare-associated infections pose a major public health threat in long-term care facilities in Europe
An EU-wide survey estimated that 4.2 million healthcare-associated infections occur every year in European long-term care facilities, compared to an estimated 3.5 million occurring in European acute care hospitals, and that on any given day, over 116 400 residents have at least one active healthcare-associated infection. Pete Kinross, an expert in surveillance of healthcare-associated infections at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), speaks about these findings during a session on antimicrobial resistance in these healthcare settings, at ECCMID 2017.
Rapid risk assessment: Candida auris in healthcare settings – Europe
This rapid risk assessment update appraises the risk for spread of C. auris in hospitals in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries
Rapid risk assessment: Hospital-acquired malaria infections in the European Union
Following the occurrence of several hospital-acquired malaria cases in the European Union (EU), ECDC has assessed the risk related to transmission of the parasite in hospital settings.
Rapid risk assessment: Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae - first update
This update of the 2016 ECDC Rapid Risk Assessment on carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) evaluates the risk for patients and healthcare systems in EU/EEA countries due to the global spread of CRE.
Communicable Disease Threats Report, 3-9 June 2018, week 23
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 3-9 June 2018 and includes updates on dengue, Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea, measles, rubella, hepatitis A, mass gathering monitoring, Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, Ebola virus disease, West Nile virus, polio and MERS-CoV.
- Carbapenem-resistant Enterobactericae
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Ebola haemorrhagic fever
- Ebola outbreak - North Kivu, Ituri, DRC
- Hepatitis A
- La Réunion
- Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus
- Public health threat
- West Nile virus infection
Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae - second update
Carbapenem resistance in Enterobacteriaceae such as Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli poses a significant threat to patients and healthcare systems in all European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries. Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) infections are associated with high mortality, primarily due to delays in administration of effective treatment and the limited availability of treatment options.
Attributable deaths and disability-adjusted life-years caused by infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Switzerland
Gasser, M., Zingg, W., Cassini, A., Kronenberg, A.