Policy Biomedicine

Containment of Antibiotic Resistance

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Science  20 Feb 1998:
Vol. 279, Issue 5354, pp. 1153-1154
DOI: 10.1126/science.279.5354.1153

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The emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance is a growing problem in both developing and developed countries and threatens to become a global crisis. A strategy for the containment of resistance needs to be developed, applied and evaluated. Such a strategy should focus on improving rational use of antimicrobials and reducing opportunities for spread of resistant organisms. Implementation requires education and training, surveillance, technical developments, research, and statutory regulation.