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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance

Published on 08/01/2019

Keywords : Antimicrobial resistance, Animal health, Veterinary medicinal products, Antibiotics

Antimicrobial resistance is a major international human and animal health issue, because the emergence and spread of drug-resistant strains of bacteria call into question the efficacy of these treatments in humans and animals alike. Preserving the effectiveness of antibiotics is therefore a genuine public health challenge requiring an integrated approach across all types of medicine, according to the "One Health" concept covering both humans and animals.
ANSES has mobilised significant resources to address the topic of antibiotic resistance. Through all its research, reference, surveillance and risk assessment activities, the Agency contributes to a greater understanding of the risks associated with antimicrobial resistance related to farming, food and the environment and, therefore, ultimately the risks to human health.

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