UN: alarm for resistance to bacteria

World leaders have reported an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of antibioticresistant infections (AMR, antimicrobial resistence).bacteria-106583_960_720

For the first time the problem is felt in its importance for everyone and heads of state have committed to a broad and coordinated approach to address the causes of this in more sectors, in particular to human health, animal health and agriculture.
The countries reaffirmed their commitment to develop national action plans in the field of AMR, based on the ‘Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial resistance’ developed in 2015 by WHO with the Organization for the ‘Food and agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for animal health (OIE). The high levels of AMR have already seen in bacteria-1470778_960_720the world today are the result of overuse and misuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents in humans, animals (included farmed fish) and coltures, as well as the spread of residues in the soil,crops, and water.

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