European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net Belgium) - Report 2017 (Data up to and including 2016)

Last updated on 20-1-2022 by Karl Mertens

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Background: Antimicrobial resistance is the ability of a microorganism to resist the effects of medication intended to be used against them. Resistance arises in three ways: natural (intrinsic) resistance in certain types of bacteria, or acquired via either genetic mutation, or by horizontal gene transfer. The European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net) monitors the evolution of acquired antimicrobial resistance at the European level. The Scientific Institute of Public Health (WIV-ISP) is the nominated focal contact point for Belgium (BE), and collects data from the cl…

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