Assessing the growing global burden of antimicrobial resistance and future steps by the WHO World Alliance for Patient Safety
- At: 2009 FIP Congress in Istanbul (Turkey)
- Type: Presentation
- By: HEYMANN, David (Health Protection Agency, London, United Kingdom)
The microbes that cause infectious diseases are complex, dynamic, and constantly evolving. They reproduce rapidly, mutate frequently, freely exchange genetic material, and adapt with relative ease to new environments and hosts. Through these mechanisms, microbes readily develop resistance to the anti-infective drugs used to treat them... The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.