Antibiotic Resistance Synthesis of Recommendations by Expert Policy Groups
(2001; 163 pages)


In the not too distant past, antibiotics could be counted on to treat a bacterial infection. Those days are almost gone, as bacteria have emerged that are resistant to each of the antibiotics currently on the market. Deaths have occurred as a result of untreatable bacterial infections. This trend is expected to continue unless the problem of antibiotic resistance can be curbed. In response to this threat, the World Health Organization (WHO) has worked with many partners, including the Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA), to develop the WHO Global Strategy for Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance...

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