Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses very real health threat

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) within a wide range of infectious agents is a growing public health threat of broad concern to countries WHO artand multiple sectors. Increasingly, governments around the world are beginning to pay attention to a problem so serious that it threatens the achievements of modern medicine. A post-antibiotic era—in which common infections and minor injuries can kill—far from being an apocalyptic fantasy, is instead a very real possibility for the 21st century, according to the World Health Organization.

Threat List

• Escherichia coli
• Klebsiella pneumoniae
• Staphylococcus aureus
• Streptococcus pneumoniae
• Nontyphoidal Salmonella
• Shigella
• Neisseria gonorrhoeae
• Acinetobacter
• Candida
• NDM-1
• Clostridium difficile

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