What does antibiotic resistance mean?
Antibiotics can be effective at treating bacterial infections. However, over time bacteria can evolve to become resistant to some antibiotics, making them less effective. The more we use antibiotics then the more quickly bacteria may adapt.
It’s difficult to develop new antibiotics and the process can take many years. This means that we need to take care to safeguard the drugs we already have and help prevent bacteria from developing antibiotic resistance.