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NeLI Antimicrobial Resistance Website: bugs and drugs on the web

The site educates visitors about antibiotic resistance by going back to the basics of the human immune system and how we get ill, and explaining microbes. Other factsheets explain when antibiotics are needed, and how to prevent resistance from developing through overuse. 

Unlike many other websites that seek to give readers a basic introduction, it looks at crosscutting issues such as why vaccination is important in preventing illnesses that may then be treated with antibiotics. It also investigates the risks involved in stockpiling antibiotics to safeguard against bioterrorism and explains the use of antibiotics in animal farming.

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