Project Description

Drug-resistant pathogens are notorious globe-trotters.  They travel well in infected air passengers and through global trade in food.  In addition, the growth of medical tourism has accelerated the international spread of hospital-acquired infections that are frequently resistant to multiple drugs…

The EU has its eyes wide open to the problem.  This is readily seen in the number of recent policies, directives, technical reports, strategies, and regulatory decisions designed to reduce antibiotic consumption, in humans and animals, ensure the prudent use of these fragile medicines, and protect specific agents that are critically important for human medicine.