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10 facts on antimicrobial resistance

A pill being measured in calipers
Ivan Chernichkin

Drug resistance is a global problem.

Over the past years, the use and misuse of antimicrobials has increased the number and types of resistant organisms. Consequently many infectious diseases may one day become uncontrollable. With the growth of global trade and travel, resistant microorganisms can spread promptly to any part of the world.

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