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Week 4: Why are so many bacteria resistant to antibiotics?

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This figure comprises a bar graph showing resistance to cephalosporins in the UK between 2002 and 2015. The horizontal axis is labelled year and is marked from 2002 to 2015 in 1-year intervals. The vertical axis is labelled isolates resistant to 3rd gen. cephalosporins (%) and is marked from 0 to 16 in intervals of 2. The percentage increases steadily from approximately 2% in 2002 to approximately 15% in 2013 before decreasing to between 10 and 12% in 2014 and 2015.