ECDC publishes reports on antimicrobial resistance and consumption

23 November 2021

Article: 55/4705

On 18 November 2021, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published two new surveillance reports. 

  • The surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in Europe for 2020 presents an executive summary based on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) data from invasive isolates reported to the Central Asian and European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance (CAESAR), and the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net). Twelve countries and Kosovo reported data to CAESAR, while 29 countries reported data to EARS-Net. 
  • The antimicrobial consumption annual epidemiological report for 2020 finds the average daily total of the combined community and hospital sector consumption of antibacterials for systemic use in the EU and EEA was 16.4 defined daily doses (DDD) per 1,000 inhabitants. During the period 2011 to 2020, a statistically significant decrease was observed in the EU and EEA overall, as well as eight individual countries, while statistically significant increasing trends were observed in two countries.

Sources: ECDC, 18 November 2021 and ECDC, 18 November 2021