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Assessing the growing global burden of antimicrobial resistance and future steps by the WHO World Alliance for Patient Safety

  • In: F4 - Combating Antimicrobial resistance for patient safety on Sunday, 6 September 2009, 14:00-17:00
  • At: Istanbul (Turkey) (2009)
  • Type: Presentation
  • By: HEYMANN, David (Health Protection Agency, London, United Kingdom)
  • Abstract:

    The microbes that cause infectious diseases are complex, dynamic, and constantly evolving. They reproduce rapidly, mutate frequently, freely exchange genetic material, and adapt with relative ease to new environments and hosts. Through these mechanisms, microbes readily develop resistance to the anti-infective drugs used to treat them.


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