'Superbugs’ spur campaign for stricter use of antibiotics

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 29 Sep 2012

KUALA LUMPUR: The use of antibiotics in Malaysia has to be streamlined due to an alarming rise in antibiotic resistant bacteria, said the Health Ministry's Department of Medicine, National Head and Consultant for infectious disease Datuk Dr Christopher Lee on Saturday.

He said the increase of bacteria such as Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae and Multi Resistant Acinetobacter or, "Superbug" posed a significant threat to human health globally and has led to the emergence of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).

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