Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Review of antimicrobial resistance surveillance programmes in livestock and meat in EU with focus on humans.
Authors: Schrijver, R
Stijntjes, M
Rodríguez-Baño, J
Tacconelli, E
Babu Rajendran, N
Voss, A
Keywords: Antimicrobial resistance;Antimicrobial resistance surveillance;Campylobacter;Escherichia coli;Livestock;MRSA;Meat;Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus;Salmonella;Veterinary surveillance
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Animals
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Bacterial Proteins
Drug Resistance, Bacterial
Epidemiological Monitoring
Food Microbiology
Gene Expression Regulation, Bacterial
Population Surveillance
Issue Date: 29-Sep-2017
Abstract: In this review, we describe surveillance programmes reporting antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and resistance genes in bacterial isolates from livestock and meat and compare them with those relevant for human health. Publications on AMR in European countries were assessed. PubMed was reviewed and AMR monitoring programmes were identified from reports retrieved by Internet searches and by contacting national authorities in EU/European Economic Area (EEA) member states. Three types of systems were identified: EU programmes, industry-funded supranational programmes and national surveillance systems. The mandatory EU-financed programme has led to some harmonization in national monitoring and provides relevant information on AMR and extended-spectrum β-lactamase/AmpC- and carbapenemase-producing bacteria. At the national level, AMR surveillance systems in livestock apply heterogeneous sampling, testing and reporting modalities, resulting in results that cannot be compared. Most reports are not publicly available or are written in a local language. The industry-funded monitoring systems undertaken by the Centre Européen d'Etudes pour la Santé Animale (CEESA) examines AMR in bacteria in food-producing animals. Characterization of AMR genes in livestock is applied heterogeneously among countries. Most antibiotics of human interest are included in animal surveillance, although results are difficult to compare as a result of lack of representativeness of animal samples. We suggest that EU/EEA countries provide better uniform AMR monitoring and reporting in livestock and link them better to surveillance systems in humans. Reducing the delay between data collection and publication is also important to allow prompt identification of new resistance patterns.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2017.09.013
Appears in Collections:Producción 2020

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

This item is protected by original copyright

Except where otherwise noted, Items on the Andalusian Health Repository site are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License.