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
• MDRO TB
• Candida
• NDM-1
• Clostridium difficile

Read the entire WHO report here: http://nanosafe1.com/WHO%20post%20antibiotic%20era.pdf

The Nano Safe blog is about to change. Nano Safe, Inc., is very focused on antimicrobial coating for medical devices. In the near future we are going to turn this blog over to a sister company and they will continue to write on infection control issues for the built environment. Stay tuned for more news on the blog shift.