Antimicrobial Resistance Explained

Antimicrobial Resistance Explained: A guide to antimicrobial resistance and how UK excellence is helping tackle this global challenge

Antibiotics are a triumph of modern medicine. Alexander Fleming’s famously serendipitous discovery of penicillin during the 1920s led to one of the most effective treatments for bacterial infections, still in use today. But the success of penicillin and many other antibiotics developed since has created an entirely new, arguably even bigger healthcare challenge, that of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).


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