Surveillance of antimicrobial resistant bacteria in Belgian hospitals: Report 2016

Last updated on 7-7-2021 by Daisy Tysmans

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Since 1994 the service “Healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance” of Sciensano (the former Belgian Scientific Institute of Public Health) closely monitors antimicrobial resistance in Belgian acute care hospitals. At present, hospitals can participate in three national, multicentric and continuous surveillance programs, i.e. (1) methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), (2) multiresistant Gram-negative bacteria (MRGN), and (3) resistant enterococci. All Belgian acute care hospital mandatorily have to participate in the surveillance of MRSA and MRGN. The aim …

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