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The Lancet Global Health | 19.11.13

What do we need to do to tackle antimicrobial resistance?

By Robin Fears and Volker ter Meulen

Infectious disease accounts for a substantial proportion of deaths worldwide. Continuing progress in the treatment of many infections is now threatened by the increasing numbers and widening distribution of pathogens resistant to antimicrobial (antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic, and antifungal) drugs. 

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