EFSA explains zoonotic diseases: Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobials, such as antibiotics, are essential in human and veterinarymedicine to treat infections caused by bacteria. Antimicrobial resistance(AMR) is resistance of a bacterium to an antimicrobial to which it waspreviously sensitive.

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Author
EFSA
ISBN number
978-92-9199-604-9
Catalogue number
TM-04-14-535-EN-C
Published
14 July 2014