Antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobials, such as antibiotics, are substances that kill or stop the growth of microorganisms, such as bacteria and fungi. Antibiotics are specifically used to target the bacteria responsible for an infection or disease and are commonly used in veterinary and human medicine. However, the emergence of resistant bacteria due to continued, and sometimes indiscriminate, use of antimicrobials in humans and animals poses a serious risk to public health. The challenge is to minimise the threat from antimicrobial resistance and to ensure that antimicrobial effectiveness is preserved for health. For it, appropriate and responsible use of antimicrobials, including antibiotics, is urgently required by all.


Resistenza antimicrobica: una responsabilità condivisa

16 October 2013

L’emergenza e la diffusione di microbi che sono resistenti alle medicine accessibili di “prima linea” sono un risultato inevitabile del loro utilizzo continuativo, a volte indiscriminato, negli uomini e negli animali...