− this occurs when bacteria change in a way that reduces the effectiveness of antibiotics used to combat infection. The bacteria survive and continue to multiply, worsening the course of infection.
–Learn how to pump the antibiotic back outside of it before it can do any harm
–Change their outer structure so the antibiotic has no way to attach to the bacteria it is designed to kill
1. Preventing infections from occurring and preventing resistant bacteria from spreading
2. Tracking resistant bacteria
3. Improving the use of antibiotics
4. Promoting the development of new antibiotics and new diagnostic tests for resistant bacteria