Antibiotic Resistance - Current Status and Future Directions

Due to the national and global increase in antibiotic resistance and complex issues surrounding this public health threat, ASM's PSAB convened an expert Task Force in July, 1994 composed of scientists from the academic, government and industrial sectors. The Task Force considered the current prevalence of antibiotic resistance, major factors affecting the emergence of antibiotic resistance, future research needs and future surveillance strategies for monitoring resistance. This report summarizes the Task Force's conclusions and recommendations.

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