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Carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae in Europe: a survey among national experts from 39 countries, february 2013

Glasner, C. ; Albiger, B. ; Buist, G. ; Tambić Andrašević, A. ; Canton, R. ; Carmeli, Y. ; Friedrich, A. W. ; Giske, C. G. ; Glupczynski, Y. ; Gniadkowski, M. ; Livermore, D. M. ; Nordmann, Patrice ; Poirel, Laurent ; Rossolini, G. M. ; Seifert, H. ; Vatopoulos, A. ; Walsh, T. ; Woodford, N. ; Donker, T. ; Monnet, D. L. ; Grundmann, H. ; group, the European Survey on Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae (EuSCAPE) working

In: Euro Surveillance, 2013, vol. 18, no. 28, p. 20525

The spread of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) is a threat to healthcare delivery, although its extent differs substantially from country to country. In February 2013, national experts from 39 European countries were invited to self-assess the current epidemiological situation of CPE in their country. Information about national management of CPE was also reported. The results... More

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    The spread of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) is a threat to healthcare delivery, although its extent differs substantially from country to country. In February 2013, national experts from 39 European countries were invited to self-assess the current epidemiological situation of CPE in their country. Information about national management of CPE was also reported. The results highlight the urgent need for a coordinated European effort on early diagnosis, active surveillance, and guidance on infection control measures.