Danish integrated antimicrobial resistance monitoring and research program

Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 Nov;13(11):1632-9. doi: 10.3201/eid1311.070421.


Resistance to antimicrobial agents is an emerging problem worldwide. Awareness of the undesirable consequences of its widespread occurrence has led to the initiation of antimicrobial agent resistance monitoring programs in several countries. In 1995, Denmark was the first country to establish a systematic and continuous monitoring program of antimicrobial drug consumption and antimicrobial agent resistance in animals, food, and humans, the Danish Integrated Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring and Research Program (DANMAP). Monitoring of antimicrobial drug resistance and a range of research activities related to DANMAP have contributed to restrictions or bans of use of several antimicrobial agents in food animals in Denmark and other European Union countries.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animal Husbandry / methods
  • Animals
  • Anti-Infective Agents / administration & dosage
  • Bacterial Infections / drug therapy
  • Bacterial Infections / microbiology*
  • Denmark
  • Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial*
  • European Union
  • Food Microbiology*
  • Humans / microbiology
  • Meat / microbiology
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Veterinary Drugs


  • Anti-Infective Agents
  • Veterinary Drugs