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Antibiotic resistance

Antibiotics are important medicines. They help fight infections that are caused by bacteria. Antibiotic resistance (when an antibiotic is no longer effective) is now a major cause of concern and these pages will provide a useful guide to the whole subject.  .

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Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection (ARHAI) (opens new window)

ARHAI was established in April 2007 to provide practical and scientific advice to the Government on strategies to minimise the incidence of healthcare associated infections and to maintain the effectiveness of antimicrobial agents in the treatment and prevention of microbial infections in man and animals.

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