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Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance is worldwide on the rise. It is one of the most important threats for human medicine in this century.

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Resistance Data Veterinary Medicine

Antibiotic resistance affects human and veterinary medicine (“one health”).

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Antibiotic Consumption

Antibiotic use is one of the most important triggers for antibiotic resistance.

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An INterface For Empirical antimicrobial ChemoTherapy aims at assisting health professionals by providing intuitive access to the latest antimicrobial resistance data and swiss national guidelines.

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ANRESIS, the Swiss Centre for Antibiotic Resistance is a nationwide, representative surveillance system and research instrument for antibiotic resistance and consumption. It is led by the Institute for Infectious Diseases (IFIK) of the University of Bern and is financially supported by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and the IFIK.


Burden of a selection of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Switzerland

Estimation of infections, disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) and attributable deaths caused by a selection of 16 antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Switzerland 2010-2019. The bubble size is proportional to the number of DALYs.

Resistance rates of a selection of highly resistant microorganisms in Switzerland

Visit our resistance statistics page for more trends and analyses. More details on carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales are shown here.


Current numbers of VRE isolates per canton

New VRE cases half-yearly and per canton. Only hospitalized patients are considered, doubles (same patients) are excluded. In case of multiple samples per patient, the most invasive sample is considered. Screening samples are defined as sample locations “anal”, “faeces”, “intact skin” or “mucosa-swab”.

Interactive Database Query

Inspect the most relevant resistance data of Switzerland in a tabular view and customize the query according to your preferences.

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ANRESIS continuously collects all anonymized resistance data that is generated in routine diagnostics from

> 30 Laboratories for human medicine
10 Laboratories for veterinary medicine
> 70 Hospital pharmacies
> 1000 Pharmacies

ANRESIS is supported by the following Organisations

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