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ECDC Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-Associated Infections Programme. Antimicrobial resistance 2010: global attention on carbapenemase-producing bacteria

Although NDM-1 has been the focus of media attention concerning antimicrobial resistance during the past months, it is neither the most frequently identified carbapenemase in Europe, nor the only carbapenemase associated with transfer of patients between countries. In this issue of the journal, a group of European experts report on carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Europe and show that carbapenemases other than NDM-1 are the dominant types in all European countries except the UK Eurosurveillance. 2010;15(46):pii=19719. Available online:http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=19719

Author: ECDC Antimicrobial Resistance, Healthcare-Associated Infections Programme

Published: 01/01/2010

Publication Type: Journal article

Publisher: Eurosurveillance