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Responsible use of antimicrobials

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Nuno Silva and Margarida Sousa respond: Antimicrobial resistance has become a major problem for both human and animal health, and it is crucial that researchers, veterinarians, farmers, clinical professionals, governmental and international organisations work together to take important steps when addressing this problem. We all agree that reducing antibiotic use is urgent and the remaining efficient therapies should be kept safe and applied only when necessary and under correct laboratory diagnosis. Also, when the use of these critical antimicrobials is necessary, the dosages should be correct and be applied …

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