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What is AMR?

AMR happens when microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites) change after exposure to antimicrobial drugs (such as antibiotics, antifungals, antivirals, antimalarials and anthelmintics). As a result, these medicines become ineffective and infections persist in the body, increasing the risk of spread to others.

Microorganisms that develop resistance to antimicrobials are sometimes referred to as “superbugs”.

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iNAP Ireland’s National Action Plan on AMR 2017-2020

e-bug: resource for educating schoolchildren about microbes and antibiotics
MicrobeMagic – for Primary Schools
Healthy Ireland website
Microbiology/Antimicrobial Resistance Information – HPSC
Health News Ireland – AMR
Under The Weather – Information Website
ISCM – AMR Campaign 2016