Antimicrobial Resistance and a Post Antibiotic Era

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is when microorganisms, such as bacteria, adapt to live with the drugs that we use to control them. This is a growing problem, due to the widespread use of antibiotics.

The consequences of AMR can be dramatic. Procedures such as organ transplant and chemotherapy would be at considerable risk without effective antibiotics being available.

There are already calls to prepare for a ‘post antibiotic era’, in which we are forced to manage infection without our most effective weapon. Continue reading