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Reservoirs of antimicrobial resistance


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Reservoirs of antimicrobial resistance

The widespread use of antimicrobials, particularly antibiotics, has accelerated the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in microbes. A recent report by the health and social care committee called for AMR to be a top five policy priority.

A parliamentary briefing evaluates the main reservoirs of AMR microbes arising from the use of antimicrobials in both humans and animals.