Antimicrobial Resistance: Control

Abstract

Antimicrobial resistance of microbes is a major threat to public health. Control of this problem is essential to maintain the efficacy of antimicrobial agents.

Keywords: antibiotic; antimicrobial agent; bacterial resistance; consumption of antibiotics

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Huovinen, Pentti(Jan 2003) Antimicrobial Resistance: Control. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002003]