Antibiotic resistant microbes biggest threat to European health

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 07 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1187
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    The first epidemiological report produced by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control identifies six important communicable diseases that pose a threat to Europe.

    The analysis is based on national data for 2005 from the 25 European Union countries at the time and from Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein.

    Zsuzsanna Jakab, the centre's director, said that the report would “give a major input to policy makers on where they need to invest in public health,” particularly on diseases that cross borders and cannot be treated in one country alone.

    Heading the list are micro-organisms that have become …

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