Bacterial Pathogens are an Increasing Cause for Concern

  • Antimicrobial resistance is a major threat to society, globally and in Europe1,2
    • Recent estimates suggest antibiotic-resistant infections currently claim at least 50,000 lives each year across Europe and the US alone and could increase significantly in the future if left unchecked1-5
  • During the past 15 years, emergence of antibiotic-resistant, nosocomial Gram-negative pathogens, including Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, has become a serious problem worldwide and across Europe1-3
  • This increasing resistance of Gram-negative bacteria highlights the need for new antibiotic options, as well as antibiotic stewardship strategies to preserve currently effective strategic resources1,6

Data from a recent ECDC report showed that the most concerning trends in Europe are related to the occurrence of resistance in Gram-negative bacteria (including Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa).1