The overuse of antibiotics has led to the evolution of new, resistant ‘superbugs’ that threaten our health. We take a look at what we can do about it.
The World Health Organization considers antibiotic resistance “one of the biggest threats to global public health”. A few years ago, then-US President Barack Obama also recognised the threat, and launched a National Action Plan to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria. At that time, the US Government warned that the emergence of drug-resistance in bacteria was undermining our ability to treat bacterial infections and perform a range of modern medical procedures, including chemotherapy, surgery and organ transplantation.
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