Antibiotic resistance – an increasing threat to human health
Each year, 33000 people die from an infection due to bacteria resistant to antibiotics. The burden is comparable to that of inﬂuenza, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS combined.
Antimicrobial use in European hospitals and long-term care facilities
1 in 3 patients received at least one antimicrobial on any given day. Some of this use may be unnecessary and contribute to the spread of antimicrobial resistance.
Antimicrobial use in: Long-term care facilities
7 / 10 antimicrobials were prescribed for treatment of an infection and 3 in 10 for prophylaxis.
Healthcare-associated infections – a threat to patient safety in Europe
A total of 8.9 million HAIs were estimated to occur each year in European hospitals and long-term care facilities
We work together to fight antibiotic resistance - Keeping Europeans healthy
How do EU agencies contribute to the fight against antimicrobial resistance? See a joint EMA/ECDC/EFSA/EEA infographic
Poster: Is this an effective protection against colds or flu? Neither are antibiotics.
Taking antibiotics against a cold or the flu has no benefit for you: antibiotics simply do not work against viral infections
Antibiotics: Be responsible
The infographic explains what antibiotic resistance is and highlights the extent of the problems that we are facing due to antibiotic resistance and antibiotic consumption in humans – in hospitals and in the community.
How does antibiotic resistance spread?
This infographic explains how antibiotic resistance spreads in animal farming, in the community, in healthcare facilities and through travel.