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[Correspondence] Antimicrobial resistance: a light at the end of the tunnel?

25 Feb 2017

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an area of grave concern globally,1,2 reflected in the recent UN meeting on the subject to rally worldwide coordinated action to combat the AMR threat.3 A multipronged approach is required, including reduction in use of antibiotics in agriculture, better stewardship of antibiotics in human medicine, and encouraging development of new antibiotics. Margaret Chan, Director General of WHO commented that, “with few replacement products in the pipeline the world is heading to a post-antibiotic era in which common infections…will once again kill”.

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet