What is Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)?
Antibiotics and similar drugs are antimicrobial agents, and have been used for the past 70 years to treat patients with a variety of infectious diseases. These drugs have greatly reduced illness and death from infectious diseases. Due to the wide, prolonged and often inappropriate use of these drugs we now face a greater problem of antimicrobial resistance. This is where the infectious organisms that the antibiotics are designed to kill have adapted themselves, making the drugs less effective.Read More