Annual Surveillance Summary: Clostridioides [Clostridium] difficile Infections in the Military Health System [MHS], 2018
Technical Report,01 Jan 2018,31 Dec 2018
EpiData Center, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Portsmouth United States
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The EpiData Center Department conducts routine surveillance of Acinetobacter species incidence and prevalence among all beneficiaries seeking care within the Military Health System MHS. This report describes demographics, clinical characteristics, prescription practices, and antibiotic resistance patterns observed for Acinetobacter species infections in calendar year 2018. Overall, incidence rates of Acinetobacter species infections in the MHS beneficiary and DOD active duty populations are decreasing. The prevalence of drug-resistant Acinetobacter species remains low in the DOD with only 20 cases reported overall in 2018. Many antibiotics display statistically significant ascending trends in efficacy.