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Tuesday, 12th March 2013

UK: Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer Volume Two, 2011: Infections and the rise of antimicrobial resistance

Source: Department of Health (UK)

From Press Release:

The second volume of Professor Dame Sally Davies the Chief Medical Officer’s annual report provides a comprehensive overview of the threat of antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases.

The report highlights that, while a new infectious disease has been discovered nearly every year over the past 30 years, there have been very few new antibiotics developed leaving our armoury nearly empty as diseases evolve and become resistant to existing drugs.

In addition to encouraging development of new drugs, the report highlights that looking after the current supply of antibiotics is equally important. This means using better hygiene measures to prevent infections, prescribing fewer antibiotics and making sure they are only prescribed when needed.

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