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Treatment options for some of the most common food-borne infections are decreasing, as types of bacteria (called ‘isolates’) continue to show resistance to antimicrobial drugs. For example, multi-drug resistant isolates of Salmonella continue to spread across Europe. Also, high resistance to the antimicrobial ciprofloxacin in Campylobacter isolates in both humans and animals has been reported in some Member States. Encouragingly, co-resistance to critically important antimicrobials for both bacteria remains low. These are some the findings of the latest EFSA-ECDC European Union Summary Report on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals and food, which analyses data from 2013.

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by Guntis Belēvičs, Minister for Health of the Republic of Latvia

Next week, I will have the pleasure of hosting the Conference on healthy lifestyles in Riga, organized under the Latvian Presidency. This event will highlight the importance of healthy diets and physical activity for the health of European citizens, as well as their direct relevance to the performance of the EU economy.

Health-EU newsletter 147 - Focus
http://ec.europa.eu/health/newsletter/147/focus_newsletter_en.htm

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By Maria Iglesia Gomez, Head of Unit “Healthcare systems”, European Commission, DG Health and Food Safety:

What is the most precious asset you own? Some of us are very satisfied with our car, our house, or maybe our boat. But I think that if we stop a little while and we reflect sincerely, we will probably agree that it is health that we value at most: ours and that of our loved ones.

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