Antibiotic resistance

Antimicrobials - resistance; Antimicrobial agents - resistance; Drug-resistant bacteria

Using antibiotics incorrectly can cause some bacteria to change or permit resistant bacteria to grow. These changes make bacteria stronger, so most or all antibiotic medicines no longer work to kill them. This is called antibiotic resistance. Resistant bacteria continue to grow and multiply, making infections harder to treat.


Bacterial infections can lead to the formation of pus, or to the spread of the bacteria in the blood.


Causes of Antibiotic Resistance

Why Antibiotic Resistance Is a Concern

How Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Spread

Help Prevent Antibiotic Resistance