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Global Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (GLASS) by WHO

Global Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (GLASS) by WHO Launched in October 2015, the Global Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (GLASS) is being developed to support the global action plan on antimicrobial resistance. The aim is to support global surveillance and research in order to strengthen the evidence base on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and help informing decision-making and drive national, regional, and global actions. GLASS objectives Fo

A looming health crisis- Antimicrobial resistance

A looming health crisis- Antimicrobial resistance GS-Paper-3 Antibiotic resistance (PT-MAINS) Context: Antimicrobial resistance is growing exponentially and needs to be tackled before it is late. While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on our daily lives, a silent pandemic has been brewing in the background for decades. Governments need to factor in new research and bring in businesses and consumers as active stakeholders before it is too late. Facts Antimicrobial

Anti-microbial resistance crisis in India

Anti-microbial resistance crisis in India What is Antimicrobial resistance? Antimicrobial resistance (AMR or AR) is the ability of a microbe to resist the effects of medication that once could successfully treat the microbe. In other words, Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the ability of a microorganism (like bacteria, viruses, and some parasites) to stop an antimicrobial (such as antibiotics, antivirals and antimalarials) from working against it. As a result, standard treatments

Drug-resistant superbug “Candida Auris” found in Andamans

Candida Auris has been identified for the first time in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. About Candida Auris: Candida Auris or C.auris is a multidrug-resistant fungus. Origin of Candida Auris: Candida Auris was first identified in 2009 in a patient in Japan.  The fungus is mostly found in tropical marshes and marine environments, outside hospital environments. Symptoms of C.Auris: C.auris survives on the skin before entering the body through wounds.

Antimicrobial resistance in India

Antimicrobial resistance in India What is Antimicrobial resistance? Antimicrobial resistance (AMR or AR) is the ability of a microbe to resist the effects of medication that once could successfully treat the microbe. In other words, Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the ability of a microorganism (like bacteria, viruses, and some parasites) to stop an antimicrobial (such as antibiotics, antivirals and antimalarials) from working against it. As a result, standard treatments become

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