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Antimicrobial resistance surveillance in the South African public sector

Olga Perovic, Husna Ismail, Erika Van Schalkwyk
Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases | Vol 33, No 4 | a161 | | © 2019 Olga Perovic, Husna Ismail, Erika Van Schalkwyk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 31 May 2019 | Published: 22 October 2018

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Olga Perovic, Centre for Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Mycoses, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, a division in the National Health Laboratory Service Johannesburg; Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, School of Pathology, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Husna Ismail, Centre for Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Mycoses, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, a division in the National Health Laboratory Service Johannesburg, South Africa
Erika Van Schalkwyk, Centre for Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Mycoses, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, a division in the National Health Laboratory Service Johannesburg, South Africa

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Abstract

Electronic surveillance for antimicrobial resistance was established in 2013 for public sector laboratories and released annually. This article reports susceptibility data on ESKAPE pathogens for 2016.

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antimicrobial resistance; ESKAPE organisms; surveillance

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