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EU Agencies Set London Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance

Sept. 15, 2017

Two European Union health agencies are sponsoring an informational meeting in London to raise awareness of the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance, and to coordinate responses.

The European Medicines Agency cited challenges in treating diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile and gonorrhea because of increasing resistance to antibiotics by the bacteria that cause those illnesses.

The Sept. 19 meeting will be live-streamed on the EMA web site. The agency is co-sponsoring the meeting with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

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