Antimicrobial resistance shows no signs of slowing down

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Antimicrobial resistance shows no signs of slowing down

26 February 2019
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ECDC/EFSA report “rings alarm bells”, says EU Commissioner
Data released today by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reveal that antimicrobials used to treat diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans, such as campylobacteriosis and salmonellosis, are becoming less effective.
Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, said: “The report released today should ring – again – alarm bells. It shows that we are entering into a world where more and more common infections become difficult – or even sometimes impossible – to treat. However, ambitious national policies in some countries limiting antimicrobial use have led to a decrease of antimicrobial resistance.