Antimicrobial resistance (AMR): definition by WHO

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR): definition by WHO

What is Antimicrobial resistance? Antimicrobial resistance happens when microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites) change when they are exposed to antimicrobial drugs (such as antibiotics, antifungals, antivirals, antimalarials, and anthelmintics). Microorganisms that develop antimicrobial resistance are sometimes referred to as “superbugs” https://www.who.int/health-topics/antimicrobial-resistance