FIGURE 6-1. Resistance to antibiotics develops rapidly.

FIGURE 6-1Resistance to antibiotics develops rapidly

The beginning of the arrow is when a given antibiotic was introduced to the clinic and the tip of the arrow is when the first clinical case of resistance to it was reported. Adopted and expanded from Wong and Pompliano, 1998.

From: 6, Emerging Tools and Technology for Countering Resistance

Cover of The Resistance Phenomenon in Microbes and Infectious Disease Vectors
The Resistance Phenomenon in Microbes and Infectious Disease Vectors: Implications for Human Health and Strategies for Containment: Workshop Summary.
Institute of Medicine (US) Forum on Emerging Infections; Knobler SL, Lemon SM, Najafi M, et al., editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2003.
Copyright © 2003, National Academy of Sciences.

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