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A Public health action plan to combat antimicrobial resistance; 2012 update
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    United States, Interagency Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance. ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ; National Institutes of Health (U.S.) ; ... More ▼
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    Executive summary -- Introduction and overview -- The Focus Areas -- Focus Area I: Surveillance -- Focus Area II: Prevention and Control -- Focus Area III: Research -- Focus Area IV: Product Development -- Acronyms and abbreviations -- Appendix A: Retired Projects and Implementation Steps

    In 2001, the Task Force developed an initial Action Plan, outlining specific issues, goals, and actions important for addressing the problem of AR. This document, entitled A Public Health Action Plan to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance, Part I: Domestic Issues, reflected a broad- based consensus of participating federal agencies, which was reached with individual input from state and local health agencies, universities, professional societies, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare delivery organizations, agricultural producers, consumer groups, and other members of the public. Continued collaboration with these partners has been vital to achieving successful implementation of the Action Plan. In 2011, the Action Plan was revised based in part on individual input obtained at a consultants' meeting held in Atlanta, Georgia in December 2007. Present at the public meeting were consultants with wide-ranging expertise in areas such as human and veterinary medicine, pharmaceutical and diagnostics manufacturing, animal husbandry, clinical microbiology, epidemiology, and infectious diseases and infection control, and state and local public health officials. This 2012 update reflects changes since the 2011 Action Plan. The Action Plan includes action items organized into four focus areas: Surveillance, Prevention and Control, Research, and Product Development. Within each of these four areas, specific goals are listed.

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