Tag: Surveillance

Launch of the ARCH International Training Programme funded by VLIR-UOS and DGD

Launch of the ARCH International Training Programme funded by VLIR-UOS and DGD

The International Training Programme (ITP) on Antimicrobial Resistance Containment  in Hospital settings (ARCH) in West Africa, funded by the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR-UOS) and the Belgian Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid (DGD), was launched in September 2023 and will run until August 2026. This ITP is a collaboration between the KU Leuven (Leuven University, Belgium; […]

Global genomic analysis of Salmonella Concord reveals lineages with high antimicrobial resistance in Ethiopia

Global genomic analysis of Salmonella Concord reveals lineages with high antimicrobial resistance in Ethiopia

Wim Cuypers published this interesting paper in Nature Communications! Antimicrobial resistant Salmonella enterica serovar Concord (S. Concord) is known to cause severe gastrointestinal and bloodstream infections in patients from Ethiopia and Ethiopian adoptees, and occasional records exist of S. Concord linked to other countries. The evolution and geographical distribution of S. Concord remained unclear. Here, […]

E. coli from urine samples of pregnant women as an indicator for AMR in the community: a field study from rural BF

E. coli from urine samples of pregnant women as an indicator for AMR in the community: a field study from rural BF

Is there more AMR in patients in the hospital than in the community? Our latest article suggests, that this is the case. We think that this might be due to the selection pressure on the bacteria caused by the antibiotics patients are taking. We used urine cultures of pregnant women in rural Burkina Faso as […]