Currently a stable resistance situation is observed for this microorganism, which is intrinsically resistant to numerous antibiotics.
Infections with Acinetobacter spp. are mainly observed in hospital environments, particularly in intensive care units and in already weakened patients. These microorganisms can cause respiratory, urinary tract and wound infections as well as septicaemia and meningitis. The resistance situation is stable in Switzerland since 10 years. In contrast to other European countries an increase in Carbapanem resistance has not been observed.