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
3/4 of the prophylaxis courses in long-term care facilities were given to prevent urinary tract infections. This practice is associated with increased antimicrobial resistance.
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
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.
Antimicrobial resistance in Europe: 2014
Overview of the data on antimicrobial resistance in Europe released in 2014