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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has received substantial attention in recent years. Since bacteria evolve to resist the effects of existing antibiotics, infections can become more difficult to treat and subsequently modern medical interventions can become more dangerous for patients. Fear of so-called superbugs has spurred international authorities into action. In 2011, WHO developed a European strategic action plan on antibiotic resistance,1 which set forth strategic objectives to aid European member states in addressing the complex factors that cause AMR.
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MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a family of bacteria with resistance to one or more major antibiotics. There are currently 17 different strains of MRSA. Two particular strains, EMRSA15 and EMRSA16 account for 96% of MRSA blood...