World Health Organization Report on Antibiotic Resistance

P. Scott Shearer, Vice President

May 12, 2014

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World Health Organization Report on Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance (AMR) is a major worldwide threat to public health, according to a recent World Health Organization (WHO) antibiotic resistance report.

The report said that resistance to common bacteria has reached alarming levels in many parts of the world.  The main focus of the report was human health intervention. 

The report recommended that people only use antibiotics when prescribed by a doctor, and for doctors to only prescribe antibiotics when necessary. 

Regarding animals, the report said, “Antimicrobial resistance has an impact on animal health, with potential adverse effects on food production and microorganisms resistant to antimicrobials that emerge in animals may spread to human population.”


About the Author(s)

P. Scott Shearer

Vice President, Bockorny Group, Inc.

Scott Shearer is vice president of the Bockorny Group Inc., a leading bipartisan government affairs consulting firm in Washington, D.C. With more than 30 years experience in government and corporate relations in state and national arenas, he is recognized as a leader in agricultural trade issues, having served as co-chairman of the Agricultural Coalition for U.S.-China Trade and co-chairman of the Agricultural Coalition for Trade Promotion Authority. Scott was instrumental in the passage of China Permanent Normal Trade Relations and TPA. He is past chairman of the USDA-USTR Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Animals and Animal Products and was a member of the USAID Food Security Advisory Committee. Prior to joining the Bockorny Group, Scott served as director of national relations for Farmland Industries Inc., as well as USDA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs (1993-96), serving as liaison for the Secretary of Agriculture and the USDA to Congress.

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