What is antimicrobial resistance?
- Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an ability of a micro-organism to resist antimicrobial treatment.1,2
- When antibiotics become ineffective, even common infections are difficult or impossible to treat.2
- Antibiotic resistance is accelerated by overuse and misuse of antibiotics, and poor infection prevention and control.2
- Antimicrobial resistance spreads. This makes AMR a global problem that leads to higher medical costs, prolonged diseases and increased mortality.1,2
- In EU alone, 672 000 AMR- infections and 33 000 deaths in 2015.3
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1. WHO. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/antimicrobial-resistance, 13.10.2020, accessed 6.11.2020
2. WHO. https://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/antibiotic-resistance, 31.7.2020, accessed 6.11.2020
3. Cassini A et al. Attributable deaths and disability-adjusted life-years caused by infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the EU and the European Economic Area in 2015: a population-level modelling analysis. The Lancet Infectious Diseases 2018; 19:56-66.