Scottish One Health Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Resistance in 2016

Publication Date: 14 November 2017

​Antibiotics are life saving drugs, but unnecessary and inappropriate use reduces their ability to treat infections. Antibiotic use and spread of infection in humans, animals and the environment contribute to the developmen​​​t of resistant infections. A ‘One Health’ approach, tackles antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and its drivers across all settings.

This report describes a range of AMR and antimicrobial use (AMU) data in human, and for the first time, animal infections.

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Publisher:
Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Annual Report