ECDC releases expert consensus protocols on enterobacteriaceae resistance to carbapenem and colistin

22 January 2019

Article: 53/0306

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has released two expert consensus protocols addressing carbapenem and colistin resistance detection and characterisation.

The primary objective of the carbapenem and/or colistin-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CCRE) survey is to determine the occurrence, geographic distribution and population dynamics within the healthcare setting of high-risk CCRE clones and/or transmissible resistance/genetic elements of critical public health importance in Europe in order to enable informed risk assessment and control policies.

The ECDC website provides the protocols covering carbapenem resistance and colistin resistance.

Source: ECDC, 14 January 2019