Posts Tagged ‘ Antimicrobial ’

Containing antimicrobial resistance, a renewed effort

Antimicrobial resistance is a serious problem that strikes at the core of infectious disease control and has the potential to halt, and possibly even to roll back, progress. While it is a natural response of microbes, resistance can be contained through careful and appropriate antibiotic use. Western European countries have managed to decrease the rate of antimicrobial resistance in some pathogens through a multipronged approach in comprehensive well regulated health systems. Integrated monitoring of antibiotic consumption and resistance, prescriber and consumer education that is Continue reading