Comment Global spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and mass-gathering religious events

The 2013 Lancet Infectious Diseases Commission on antimicrobial resistance (AMR)1 called for coordinated international action. Subsequently, the WHO global action plan on AMR was adopted by the 68th World Health Assembly in May, 2015,2 as a sustainable development goal to spur worldwide action to tackle a very serious issue threatening global health security. Because accurate data on AMR worldwide were scarce at that time, it was anticipated that any data collection, surveillance, and research work on AMR would be scientifically rigorous and deliver quality data.
Source: The Lancet Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Comment Source Type: research

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Source: Current Urology Reports - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Medical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: J Med Microbiol Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
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Source: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Int J Hyg Environ Health Source Type: research
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Source: Applied and Environmental Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Appl Environ Microbiol Source Type: research
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