Scottish One Health Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Resistance in 2017

Publication Date: 13 November 2018

​​Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) remains a major public health issue. AMR occurs when microorganisms, such as bacteria, adapt the ability to survive exposure to a treatment that would normally kill them.​

Inappropriate and unnecessary antibiotic use speeds up the development of AMR. A ‘One Health’ approach is required to tackle AMR and its drivers across all settings (humans, animals and the environment).This report describes a range of AMR and antimicrobial use (AMU) data in human, and animal infections.​

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Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Annual Report