(MULTI) – IATE Term of the Week: antimicrobial resistance | TermCoord


What causes antimicrobial resistance (AMR)?

The most common causes of the occurrence and spread of AMR are the overuse and misuse of antibiotics and the transmission of resistant micro-organisms between humans; between animals; and between humans, animals and the environment.

On Thursday 25 October, MEPs adopted a new regulation on veterinary medicinal products to stop the spread of antibiotic resistance from animals to humans and to ensure that consumers are not exposed to antibiotic residues in food products and to make sure antibiotics remain effective against infection.

Under the new rules the preventative use of antimicrobials will be limited to individual animals and will be allowed only when it has been justified by a veterinarian and where there is a …

via Terminology Coordination Unit [DGTRAD] – European Parliament

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