Public Health Report
Antibiotic resistance in Norway
Both the number of healthy people colonised with resistant bacteria, and the number of patients who have infections caused by these bacteria have increased. In Norway, we have previously been able to control the incidence of antibiotic resistance by persistent and extensive infection control measures in healthcare institutions but the problem may eventually become so widespread that these measures are no longer effective.
About the Norwegian Surveillance System for Antimicrobial Drug Resistance (NORM)
The Norwegian Surveillance System for Antimicrobial Drug Resistance (NORM) is a national health registry that was established in 2000.
Norwegian Surveillance System for Virus Resistance (RAVN)
The Norwegian Institute of Public Health has monitored influenza resistance since 2005. Since 2006, samples from all newly diagnosed HIV cases in Norway have also been investigated.