A report today from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) shows high levels of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria from humans, a...

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A report today from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) shows high levels of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria from humans, animals, and food across Europe, highlighted by "extremely high" multidrug resistance in a type of Salmonella that causes illness in humans.

The summary report is based on data on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria submitted by 28 European Union (EU) member states in 2015 and jointly analyzed by scientists from the ECDC and the EFSA. It provides an overview of resistance in Salmonella isolates from humans, food-producing animals (pigs and calves), and their meat; Campylobacter isolates from humans and pigs; and Escherichia coli isolates from pigs, calves, and their meat. Data on the incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in pigs, calves, and their meat are also included.

In addition, more than 10% of C coli isolates were found to be co-resistant to ciprofloxacin and erythromycin, the antibiotics considered critically important to treatment of Campylobacter infections 

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