Danish integrated antimicrobial in resistance monitoring and research program

Anette Marie Hammerum, Ole Eske Heuer, Hanne-Dorthe Emborg, Line Bagger-Skjot, Vibeke Frøkjær Jensen, Anne-Marie Rogues, Robert L. Skov, Yvonne Agersø, Christian T. Brandt, Anne Mette Seyfarth, Arno Muller, Karin Hovgaard, Justin Ajufo, Flemming Bager, Frank Møller Aarestrup, Niels Frimodt-Møller, Henrik Caspar Wegener, Dominique L. Monnet

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Abstract

Resistance to antimicrobial agents is an emerging problem worldwide. Awareness of the undesirable consequences of its widespread occurrence has led to the initiation of antimicrobial agent resistance monitoring programs in several countries. In 1995, Denmark was the first country to establish a systematic and continuous monitoring program of antimicrobial drug consumption and antimicrobial agent resistance in animals, food, and humans, the Danish Integrated Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring and Research Program (DANMAP). Monitoring of antimicrobial drug resistance and a range of research activities related to DANMAP have contributed to restrictions or bans of use of several antimicrobial agents in food animals in Denmark and other European Union countries.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Volume13
Issue number11
Pages (from-to)1632-1639
ISSN1080-6040
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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