Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Europe: a survey among national experts from 39 countries, February 2013

C Glasner, B Albiger, G Buist, A Tambić Andrasević, R Canton, Y Carmeli, A W Friedrich, C G Giske, Y Glupczynski, M Gniadkowski, D M Livermore, P Nordmann, L Poirel, G M Rossolini, H Seifert, A Vatopoulos, T Walsh, N Woodford, T Donker, D L MonnetH Grundmann, European Survey on Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae (EuSCAPE) Working Group

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The spread of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) is a threat to healthcare delivery, although its extent differs substantially from country to country. In February 2013, national experts from 39 European countries were invited to self-assess the current epidemiological situation of CPE in their country. Information about national management of CPE was also reported. The results highlight the urgent need for a coordinated European effort on early diagnosis, active surveillance, and guidance on infection control measures.
Original languageEnglish
Article number20525
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Advisory Committees
  • Bacterial Proteins
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Enterobacteriaceae Infections
  • Europe
  • Health Surveys
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Questionnaires
  • beta-Lactamases

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