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Antimicrobial resistance

New Content Item © James Gathany/CDCEdited by Laith Yakob, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) causes almost 1 million deaths every year and its accelerating spread ensures an even greater burden in the years to come. At the 70th World Health Assembly held in Geneva in May 2017 the new Director-General of the WHO, Dr Tedros Adhanom, described AMR as "the perfect example of the complex, multi-sectorial, multi-stakeholder challenges we will increasingly face in the future".

 This series aims to explore the many facets of AMR, be they biological, clinical, environmental, epidemiological or economic. In particular, we welcome submission of research articles, reviews and opinion pieces focused on understanding AMR in a “One Health” context

If you have any research you would like us to consider please submit directly to BMC Infectious Diseases. Alternatively you can email your presubmission queries to Cecilia Devoto (

Top image is by James Gathany/CDC

The deadline for submissions of manuscripts is 31st May 2018.