Antimicrobial resistance

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Bacteria and other disease-causing organisms have a remarkable ability to mutate and acquire resistance genes from other organisms and thereby develop resistance to antimicrobial drugs. When an antimicrobial drug is used, the selective pressure exerted by the drug favors the growth of organisms that are resistant to the drug’s action. This has led to emergence of "super bugs" like MRSA (Methicillin resistant staph aureus)

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