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May 4th 2014: WHO’s new global report on antibiotic resistance reveals serious, worldwide health threat

This WHO report, produced in collaboration with Member States and other partners, provides for the first time, as accurate a picture as is presently possible of the magnitude of AMR and the current state of surveillance globally.

The report reveals that this serious threat is no longer a prediction for the future, it is happening right now in every region of the world and has the potential to affect anyone, of any age, in any country. Highlighting the measures to tackle the problem, the WHO says “important actions include preventing infections from happening in the first place–through better hygiene, access to clean water, infection control in health-care facilities, and vaccination–to reduce the need for antibiotics”.

The report can be found at: http://www.who.int/drugresistance/en/