BfR sounds warning on pathogen resistance

By Joseph James Whitworth

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Antimicrobial resistance: from monitoring to preventive measures
Antimicrobial resistance: from monitoring to preventive measures
Pathogen resistance to antimicrobials is on the increase and antibiotic use must be reduced, says the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) ahead of an event next week.

On the first day, scientists in veterinary and human medicine will be presenting results from monitoring antimicrobial resistance in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The second day will focus on antimicrobial sales data and the consumption of antibiotics in Germany and selected neighbouring countries.

Professor Dr. Andreas Hensel, said: "For the first time ever we now have representative data on the use of antibiotics and the resistance situation in animal production in the whole of Germany.

"On this basis, risks can be objectified before being assessed. Measures for improving the situation can then be suggested."

The German food safety agency is holding the event: "Antimicrobial Resistance in the Food Chain​" in Berlin-Marienfelde on 11 and 12 November.

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