Significant improvements are needed in the global surveillance of antibiotic resistance in microbial pathogens, along with increased efforts to slow the development of resistance to existing antibiotics, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM).
The report was prepared by the IOM's Forum on Emerging Infections, a group that brings together representatives from academia, pharmaceutical companies, government, and other organizations to examine scientific and policy issues associated with emerging infectious diseases.
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