Global antimicrobial resistance surveillance system (GLASS) report

Early implementation 2016-2017

by Awa Aidara-Kane, Jorge Matheu Alvarez, Nienke van de Sande-Bruinsma et al.
World Health Organization, 2017

164 pp. 3.7 MB

WHO’s new Global Antimicrobial Surveillance System (GLASS) reveals widespread occurrence of antibiotic resistance among 500 000 people with suspected bacterial infections across 22 countries. The most commonly reported resistant bacteria were Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus pneumoniae, followed by Salmonella spp. The system does not include data on resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which causes tuberculosis (TB), as WHO has been tracking it since 1994 and providing annual updates in the Global tuberculosis report. The GLASS report confirms the serious situation of antibiotic resistance worldwide.

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