Antimicrobial Resistance

Sunday 19th November 2017


The Antibiotic Reference Laboratory at ESR is responsible for the national surveillance of antimicrobial resistance among human pathogens. Data from various surveillance systems and sources is used to compile national antimicrobial resistance data:

  • Antimicrobial susceptibility data generated from routine diagnostic susceptibility testing in hospital and community laboratories is collected and analysed.
  • The antimicrobial susceptibility of bacterial isolates referred to ESR for further investigation, such as epidemiological typing, is monitored. This surveillance includes Salmonella, and invasive isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniaeNeisseria meningitidis and Haemophilus influenzae.
  • Periodic point-prevalence surveys of antimicrobial susceptibility among a specific organism using a purpose-collected sample of isolates from throughout the country are conducted.
  • Rare and emerging resistant bacteria are monitored by requesting hospital and community laboratories to refer all such isolates to ESR. Currently this surveillance includes bacteria, especially Enterobacteriaceae, with acquired carbapenemases, vancomycin-resistant Enterococci and vancomycin non-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus.

Data from this surveillance is routinely published on this website.

Antimicrobial Reports

Acquired carbapenemases in Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Campylobacter

ESBLs in Enterobacteriaceae

General antimicrobial susceptibility data

Group A streptococci

Haemophilus influenzae from invasive disease

MRSA: Annual Reports

MRSA: Weekly Reports

Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Neisseria meningitidis from invasive disease

Salmonella

Shigella

Staphylococcus aureus

Streptococcus pneumoniae from invasive disease

Streptococcus pneumoniae from non-invasive disease

Tuberculosis

Vancomycin-resistant enterococci

 

Ph: +64 4 914 0700
Fax: +64 4 914 0770
Email: survqueries@esr.cri.nz