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More countries report on antibiotic resistance but results are “worrying,” says WHO

BMJ 2020; 369 doi: (Published 04 June 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;369:m2217
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

In a positive step in the fight against antibiotic resistance the number of countries tracking the issue has tripled since 2018, but they are finding that bacterial infections are becoming increasingly resistant to the medicines available to treat them, the World Health Organization has warned.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director general, said that as more evidence was gathered WHO was seeing “more clearly and more worryingly …

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