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EU to launch new antimicrobial resistance action plan

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i6328 (Published 23 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6328
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

The European Commission is putting the finishing touches on a new five year antimicrobial resistance (AMR) action plan, which will be launched next year.

Confirmation that the various EU supported activities to tackle AMR would continue after the current plans expire at the end of the year coincided with the publication of new data by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).1

The data showed that, in 2015, antibiotic resistance continued to increase for most bacteria and antibiotics that the agency keeps under surveillance. In particular, carbapenem resistance …

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