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Antimicrobial resistance
Quicker, stronger efforts needed to tackle antimicrobial resistance

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EFFORTS so far to stop the rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) are not enough, and rapid, robust actions on several fronts are needed.

That was the message from Vytenis Andriukaitis, the EU's commissioner for health and food safety, following publication of a surveillance report showing that AMR remains high in bacteria isolated from people, animals and food across Europe.

‘Antimicrobial resistance is an alarming threat putting human and animal health in danger,’ he said. ‘We have made substantial efforts to stop its rise, but this is not enough. We must be quicker, stronger and act on …

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