What's New ? - 2022

What's New ? - 2022

Antimicrobial resistance surveillance in Europe 2020 data

27 January, 2022

The first Antimicrobial resistance surveillance in Europe report published jointly by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe on 26 January 2022, provides a pan-European overview of the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) situation in the European region, featuring data from 2020.
Results presented in the report show clearly that AMR is widespread in the WHO European Region. Among the topline findings from the joint report, which covers eight bacterial pathogens, are high levels of resistance to third-generation cephalosporins and carbapenems among Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates, with 30% of countries reporting carbapenem resistance at rates of 25% or higher. 
Previous EU/EEA estimates indicate 670,000 infections each year on the continent are caused by resistant bacteria, and 33,000 people die as a result of those infections.

 

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Link The report