Can healthy gut microbes protect us against antibiotic-resistant bacteria?
It is largely assumed within the scientific community that a healthy intestinal microbiome can provide resistance against the settling, growth and multiplication of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Sewage treatment workers not more likely to carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Employees at sewage and wastewater treatment plants in the Netherlands and Germany are not more likely to carry antibiotic-resistant bacteria than other people.
Antimicrobial resistance in the Netherlands stable in 2020
In 2020, the year of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, resistant bacteria were not found more often in patients in the Netherlands than before the outbreak.
New data on antimicrobial resistance in Europe
Antimicrobial resistance stable in the Netherlands
Worldwide, the number of bacteria resistant to antibiotics is increasing. In the Netherlands, this number generally remains stable and is less high than in many other countries.
Control measures against the spread of Legionella from wastewater treatment plants
Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) may spread Legionella via the air and cause pneumonia if people inhale them.
Can you solve a medical mystery?
During World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019, RIVM has set up an escape room in one of busiest shopping malls in the Netherlands.
Antimicrobial resistance in the Netherlands is remaining reasonably stable
Antimicrobial resistance is increasing on a global level. It is difficult to treat infections caused by resistant bacteria.