[Résumé des dernières données européenne sur la résistance aux antibiotiques et la consommation d'antibiotiques]
Antibiotic resistance is an emerging problem throughout the European Union (EU) and increasing trends in antibiotic resistance in bacteria causing infections in humans are being reported by many Member States. There are large, inter-country variations in occurrence of antibiotic resistance in the EU.
Use of antibiotics is recognized as the main driving force behind increasing occurrence of antibiotic resistance. As observed for antibiotic resistance, there are also large, inter-country variations in the consumption of antibiotics in the EU. Previous studies have reported on correlations between the level of antibiotic consumption and occurrence of antibiotic resistance in European countries (see e.g., Goossens H, et al. Lancet 2005;365:579-87).
- Date de parution: novembre 2008
- Editeur: European Centre for Disease prevention and Control (ECDC)