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Antimicrobial resistance
Antimicrobial resistance: measures need to tackle global use

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‘RESISTANCE can occur anywhere on the globe, but will be most likely to appear where the misuse of antibiotics is greatest. In an increasingly connected world, it is evident that any measures need to tackle global use.’

So says a communiqué issued by the organising committee of a symposium on antimicrobial resistance, which was held in October last year. The symposium, entitled ‘Antimicrobial resistance in human and veterinary medicine: one medicine, one problem?’, was organised jointly by the RCVS, the Royal College of Pathologists and the Royal College of Physicians, in association with the Health Protection Agency, the Veterinary Medicines Directorate and the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (VR, October 20, 2012, vol 171, pp 391-392). It was based on the premise of ‘One medicine, one problem’ and discussed the priorities, opportunities …

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