Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Europe: A survey among national experts from 39 countries, February 2013

C. Glasner, B. Albiger, G. Buist, A. Tambić Andrašević, R. Canton, Yehuda Carmeli, A. W. Friedrich, C. G. Giske, Y. Glupczynski, M. Gniadkowski, D. M. Livermore, P. Nordmann, L. Poirel, G. M. Rossolini, H. Seifert, Alkis Vatopoulos, T. Walsh, Neil Woodford, T. Donker, D. L. MonnetH. Grundmann, Andi Koraqi, Petra Apfalter, Youri Glupczynski, Tatjana Marković, Tanya Strateva, Despo Pieridou-Bagatzouni, Jaroslav Hrabak, Anette M. Hammerum, Bruno Coignard, Martin Kaase, Ákos Tóth, Hordur Hardarson, Teck Wee Boo, Annalisa Pantosti, Lul Raka, Arta Balode, Jolanta Miciuleviciene, Monique Perrin-Weniger, Nina Nestorova, Gordana Mijović, Henk Bijlmer, Ørjan Samuelsen, Dorota Zabicka, Manuela Caniça, Ana Kaftandzieva, Maria Damian, Camilla Wiuff, Zora Jelesić, Milan Nikš, Mateja Pirš, Jesùs Oteo, Christian G. Giske, Andrea Endimiani, Deniz Gür

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Abstract

The spread of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) is a threat to healthcare delivery, although its extent differs substantially from country to country. In February 2013, national experts from 39 European countries were invited to self-assess the current epidemiological situation of CPE in their country. Information about national management of CPE was also reported. The results highlight the urgent need for a coordinated European effort on early diagnosis, active surveillance, and guidance on infection control measures.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuro surveillance : bulletin européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin
Volume18
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Virology

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