Antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is recognised as a major problem for human and animal health worldwide.  The emergence and growing spread of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains calls into question the effectiveness of antimicrobial treatments, both in humans and in animals. Requiring the integration and interaction of a wide variety of skills and knowledge, the work conducted by ANSES is organised into five themes and involves the laboratories at Ploufragan-Plouzané, Fougères, Maisons-Alfort, Dozulé and Lyon, as well as the Risk Assessment Department and the French Agency for Veterinary Medicinal Products (ANMV).