Antimicrobial Resistance (WHO Fact Sheet No. 194)
This official WHO fact sheet offers basic information on anticrobial resistance (resistance to antibiotics). The great gains in health achieved by the development of antibiotics are now seriously jeopardized by another recent development: the emergence and spread of microbes that are resistant to cheap and effective first-choice, or "first-line" drugs. The bacterial infections which contribute most to human disease are also those in which emerging and microbial resistance is most evident: diarrhoeal diseases, respira­tory tract infections, meningitis, sexually transmitted infec­tions, and hospital-acquired infections.  (23/Oct/2006)
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