Q. With reference to Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) consider the following statements:
1.It occurs when bacteria and viruses change over time and no longer respond to medicines.
2.The aim of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Multi-stakeholder Partnership Platform (MSPP) is to build global momentum and high-level advocacy to combat AMR.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Statement 1: AMR occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change over time and no longer respond to medicines. This makes infections harder to treat and increases the risk of disease spread, severe illness and death.

Statement 2: AMR MSPP platform is expected to drive multidisciplinary action at global, regional and national levels. It will also build global momentum and high-level advocacy to combat AMR, besides generating global commitment to use antimicrobials in a responsible and prudent way to ensure antimicrobials keep their efficacy.

Source: DTE