Trends among pathogens reported as causing bacteraemia in England, 2004-2008

J. Wilson, S. Elgohari, DM Livermore, B. Cookson, A. Johnson, T. Lamagni, A. Chronias, E. Sheridan

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Abstract

The Health Protection Agency in England operates a voluntary surveillance system that collects data on bacteraemias reported by over 90% of laboratories in England. Trends in causative microorganisms reported between 2004 and 2008 were analyzed using a generalized linear model with a log link function for Poisson distribution. In 2008, 101 276 episodes of bacteraemia were reported; a rate of 189 per 100 000 population. More than one-half occurred in those aged over 65 years and males. The most common organisms reported were Escherichia coli (23%), coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) (16.9%) and Staphylococcus aureus (11.4%). Between 2004 and 2008, E. coli bacteraemia increased by 33% (p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-458
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Microbiology and Infection
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

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