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Antimicrobial Resistance​​

AR Measures and Actions

1. Preventing emergence

Limiting antimicrobial selection pressure by improving antimicrobial prescribing

2. Detection

Connecting key stakeholders to antimicrobial-resistant pathogen testing resources

3. Containment

Utilizing a systematic framework for containing spread of antimicrobial-resistant  pathogens                 

Rapidly responding to and containing pathogens of public health concern

1. Preventing Emergence

Core actions to prevent resistance include improving antimicrobial prescribing through stewardship, reducing infections, and preventing transmission of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria.

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Antimicrobial Stewardship Information

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2. Detection​​

Petri dish with bacteria

CDPH connects clinicians, infection preventionists, laboratorians, and public health practitioners to testing resources for the rapid detection of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens.

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3. Containment​

Antimicrobial stewardship prgram's containment CDC logo​CDPH utilizes a systematic framework for containing spread of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens. 


Candida auris under microscope

​​Candida auris (C. auris)

Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter under microscope
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