On the occasion of the 9th European Day of dissemination of information about antibiotics The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published the latest data on antibiotic resistance and their adoption. In 2015 antibiotic resistance continued to grow for most bacteria. In several member states of the EU consumption of antibiotics in hospitals has increased considerably.
Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and food safety products, said: "Antibiotic resistance - one of the most pressing public health problems. If we decide not to her, then we go back to a time when the simplest medical operations were impossible. The following year, the European Commission will launch a new action plan on antibiotic resistance problem. "
According to Dr Andrea Ammon, resistance to antibiotics when Klebsiella pneumoniae is of concern in Europe. Nevertheless, the decline in consumption in six EU countries - it is a positive sign pointing to a more rational use.
These European Center show that antibiotic resistance when Escherichia coli leads to blood flow and urinary tract infections, which requires careful attention, as the resistance continues to grow in Europe.
Dr. Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director Europe, said: "Surveillance of antibiotic resistance - the basis of our work in defense of the effectiveness of antibiotics. We are expanding antibiotic resistance card outside the European Union. report data is cause for concern: patients exposed to drug-resistant bacteria in hospitals due to the excessive and improper use of antibiotics, inadequate prevention and control of infection. We call on leaders to use this evidence and to accelerate measures to avoid health risks. "
Activities to promote the rational use of antibiotics is organized in 40 countries in the European region. The Center is working with the Regional Office for Europe, the event will be held under the title "European Day of the dissemination of information about antibiotics: the future is now." Planned activities will present the current situation and future steps at EU level and to identify, as antibiotic resistance affects our lives today and what can be done in various sectors in the future.