Magnitude and Trends of Antimicrobial Resistance in Latin America. ReLAVRA 2014, 2015, 2016. Summary Report

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the Americas

The data presented in this report were collected by the Red Latinoamericana de Vigilancia de la Resistencia a los Antimicrobianos (ReLAVRA by its Spanish acronym), which is coordinated by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The network, established by PAHO in 1996, currently constitutes 19 countries from Latin America, each of which is represented by an officially designated national reference laboratory. The national reference laboratory in each country receives data from sentinel sites and reports aggregated surveillance data, including the total number of isolates per year and the overall percentages of resistance (R) and intermediate resistance (I), to PAHO annually.