Editorial – CMI Themed section October 2014 ‘Antimicrobial stewardship: an international emergency’

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Editorial - CMI Themed section October 2014 'Antimicrobial stewardship: an international emergency'

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2014 Oct 1;

Authors: Pulcini C, Mainardi JL

Abstract
The 'European Antibiotic Awareness Day' will take place on the 18th November, and is now a well-known event, six years after its first launch by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) [1]. Bacterial resistance is increasing worldwide, and has been identified as one of the most serious public health issues of our time by the WHO, and was qualified as a 'problem so serious that it threatens the achievements of modern medicine. A post-antibiotic era-in which common infections and minor injuries can kill-far from being an apocalyptic fantasy, is instead a very real possibility for the 21st century' [2]. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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