Antimicrobial drug resistance in Singapore hospitals

Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 Dec;13(12):1944-7. doi: 10.3201/eid1312.070299.


A new national antimicrobial resistance surveillance program in Singapore public hospitals that uses WHONET detected high levels of methicillin resistance among Staphylococcus aureus (35.3%), carbapenem resistance among Acinetobacter spp. (49.6%), and third-generation cephalosporin resistance among Klebsiella pneumoniae (35.9%) hospital isolates in 2006. Antimicrobial drug resistance is a major problem in Singapore.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology*
  • Bacteria / drug effects*
  • Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial / drug effects*
  • Hospitals*
  • Humans
  • Singapore


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents