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Antimicrobial Resistance

A visit of a lifetime: Our experience with APHA’s UK FAO Reference Centre for AMR

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APHA hosted visitors from the National Meat Inspection Services (NMIS) of the Philippines in the summer this year, visiting the UK FAO Reference Centre for AMR. Read more about their experiences in this guest blog.

APHA and partners in the battle against a growing global health crisis

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Image of bacteria growing in an agar plate with the text: Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance Together. The following logos also appear: APHA, VMD, Cefas, The Fleming Fund and FAO.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the top ten global public health threats. Read more about how APHA and partners harness their expertise to help partners located in low- and middle-income countries to develop their approach to investigating AMR and antimicrobial use.

What you need to know about drug resistant infections: the invisible pandemic

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Image of a syringe next to three vials entitled, 'World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, 18-24 November'

Antimicrobial resistance, the invisible pandemic. Learn more about what has recently been described as a profound threat to global health security and how APHA is sharing our world-renowned knowledge and expertise to protect against this threat internationally.

Know your enemy: the contribution of veterinary laboratories to antimicrobial stewardship

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Image of bacteria with the words: World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 19 - 24 November below. Handle antibiotics with care logo below.

A world without antimicrobials (including antibiotics) would lead to an increase in serious illness, death and the spread of disease. Learn how APHA are working to protect their future effectiveness and why limiting their use is vitally important.

Controlling food borne zoonoses and antibiotic resistance to protect health

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Image of piglets cuddled together sleeping with the following text over the top, 'Outbreak response is fast paced and interesting work and close working with our partners exemplifies One Health in action. Sarah Evans, Lead Scientist for Bacterial Diseases and Food Safety.'

Over the past few months, world interest has directed towards the discovery of a novel (new) Coronavirus, coming from an animal source and escalating quickly into the human population, highlighting the importance of a One Health approach to prevent and eradicate zoonotic outbreaks. But these global, high profile cases should not overshadow endemic issues such as food-borne bacteria.