Antimicrobial consumption in the EU/EEA (ESAC-Net) - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2020
For 2020, twenty-nine countries (27 European Union (EU) Member States and two European Economic Area (EEA) countries - Iceland and Norway) reported data on antimicrobial consumption. Twenty-five countries reported data for both community and hospital consumption; two countries (Germany and Iceland) reported only community consumption, and two countries (Cyprus and Czechia) reported total consumption for both sectors combined.
Downloadable tables: Antimicrobial consumption - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2020
Data from the 'Antimicrobial consumption - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2020
Reported decrease in antibiotic consumption across EU/EEA during COVID-19 pandemic
The latest data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) show a decrease in the total antibiotic consumption in humans by more than 15% between 2019 and 2020.
European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) 2021
European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) is a European health initiative coordinated by ECDC. It provides a platform and support for national campaigns on the prudent use of antibiotics in the EU/EEA and is marked each year across Europe on 18 November. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, EAAD will this year consist of a entirely digital campaign.
Less and more appropriate antibiotic use needed to reduce antibiotic resistance
In the community, i.e. outside of hospitals, the emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is mainly driven by the inappropriate use of antibiotics.
New study by WHO Europe and ECDC examines variations in antibiotic consumption in European countries between 2014 and 2018
A new study by the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Europe (WHO Europe) and ECDC examines variations in antibiotic consumption in European countries between 2014 and 2018.
JIACRA III - Antimicrobial consumption and resistance in bacteria from humans and animals
Third joint inter-agency report on integrated analysis of antimicrobial agent consumption and occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria from humans and food-producing animals in the EU/EEA.
Use of antibiotics in animals is decreasing
Use of antibiotics has decreased and is now lower in food-producing animals than in humans, says the latest report published by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), and the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
Antimicrobial resistance and consumption remains high in the EU/EEA and the UK, according to new ECDC data
New data released today by ECDC show that levels of antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial consumption in the EU/EEA and the UK are still of concern, particularly in the southern and eastern parts of Europe.