Antibiotics & Resistances

Changed on: 15.06.2016

Antibiotics

Antibiotics for the treatment of bacterial infections are among the most frequently used drugs worldwide. Verifiable relationships exist between their use and the accumulation of instances of antimicrobial resistance.

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Antibiotic-resistant germs

Resistente Keime wie MRSA (Methillicin resistenter Staphylococcus aureus) und ESBL (Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase) treten vor allem in Fleischprodukten auf. Die zunehmende Resistenzproblematik ließ alternative Methoden zur Infektionskontrolle wieder in das Augenmerk rücken.

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Antibiotics in livestock farming

There is evidence of a link between the use of antibiotics and the prevalence of antimicrobial resistances. The more antibiotics in a particular substance group are used on humans or animals, the more bacterial pathogens resistant to this particular substance will be found at a later date.

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Antibiotika-Vertriebsmengen in der Veterinärmedizin

In Österreich wurden im Jahr 2015 insgesamt 48,78 Tonnen Antibiotika für den Einsatz in der Veterinärmedizin verkauft. Im Vergleich zum Jahr 2014 kam es zu einer signifikanten Abnahme der verkauften Gesamtmenge um rund 4,89 Tonnen. Das entspricht einer relativen Abnahme um rund 9,1 %.

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AURES: Resistance reports for Austria

AURES is the annual official situation report on antimicrobial resistance by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health. Based on the inter-sectoral cooperation between AGES and the human, veterinary and food sectors, the report highlights the use of antimicrobial substances in these respective sectors within Austria.

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Antibiotic use - Monitoring in hospitals

In line with EU-wide guidelines to curb antimicrobial/antibiotic resistance a joint pilot project involving AGES, Austrian Hospitals and Charité Berlin is to establish a uniform antibiotic usage reporting process for the whole of Austria within healthcare facilities and hospitals to provide a statistically reliable basis for managing the prudent use of antibiotics.

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ANSWER: Antimicrobial resistance in waste water

Horizon 2020 project "ANSWER" – Antibiotics and mobile resistance elements in wastewater re-use applications: risks and innovative Solutions.A total of 18 institutions from nine countries will collaborate on this project for four years. AGES will train a young scientist together with the Vienna University of Technology at the Department of Medical Microbiology.

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