Healthcare-Associated and Antibiotic-Resistant Bacterial Infections

Surveillance of multidrug-resistant bacteria in hospitals

Genome sequencing is used to investigate the mechanisms and spread of resistant bacterial strains in hospitals in order to prevent the development of resistance and infections with multi-resistant pathogens.

Understanding the antibiotic resistance mechanisms of clinically relevant bacteria is key to preventing the emergence and spread of multidrug-resistant bacteria in hospitals. Reliable surveillance and epidemiological data complement the intelligent and sustainable use of antibiotics in implementing efficient infection prevention and control measures.

The DZIF R-Net project provides essential data in this context and organises itself in a network of six DZIF partner sites collaborating to investigate the epidemiology of bloodstream infections, the influence of genetic resistance mechanisms/markers and possible microbial interactions in the emergence and spread of multi-resistant pathogens.

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