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Synonyms for antimicrobial

an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease

capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microorganisms


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The 5-year cross-government Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy is available online.
The report Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, states that antimicrobial resistance is currently responsible for at least 23,000 deaths annually and that more than two million people are sickened each year by antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Evidence seems to show that young scientists and doctors are reluctant to enter fields related to antimicrobial resistance.
National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System human isolates annual report, 2011 [cited 2013 Jul 1].
Most of the antimicrobial resistance studies reported in the literature have examined pathogenic bacteria, such as Salmonella and enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli, or bacteria isolated from clinical cases (Orden, 2000).
The topic of antimicrobial resistance can be subtle, complex, difficult and polarizing.
Summary: ABU DHABI - Antibiotic resistance in the emirate and the spread of multidrug-resistant organisms has reached "very concerning high level", according to the preliminary results of the Surveillance Programme for Antimicrobial Resistance.
NATIONAL Farmers Union vice president Gwyn Jones has pledged to help Europe's livestock industry tackle antimicrobial resistance, after he was elected to one of the EU's most influential animal health and welfare committees.
World Health Day, April 2011 was devoted to combating antimicrobial resistance.
Antimicrobial resistance is the outgrowth of overuse and misuse of antibiotics in human health and in animals, among other practices.
In this pilot study, the prevalence and patterns of antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli cultured from wild herring gull (Larus argentatus) feces and human wastewater at Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA, was compared.
People assume that antibiotics will always be there to fight the worst infections, but antimicrobial resistance is robbing us of that certainty and new drug-resistant pathogens are emerging," said CDC Director Thomas R.
Summary: BEIRUT: Misuse of antimicrobials is rampant in Lebanon, with more than half of people purchasing the medicine without a doctor's prescription, according to a study by a government-appointed committee, whose findings were publicized during a campaign to combat antimicrobial resistance.
Antimicrobial resistance, also known as drug resistance, occurs when microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change its ways that render the medications ineffective.
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