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Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is the ability of a germ to stop an antimicrobial (e.g. antibiotic) from working against it. It is a huge global problem that needs addressing by ensuring we are only using antimicrobials when necessary and appropriately. If we do not take notice of the current guidelines and evidence we will find ourselves in the future without effective treatment for many infections.

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