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The end of the week.

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Congratulations on completing Week 2.

This week we have described how bacteria are able to destroy antibiotics, how these mechanisms of resistance are acquired and how they spread.

We have also explored the regional differences in Gram-negative bacteria resistance rates around the world.

Finally, we reviewed how human activities contribute to Gram-negative bacterial resistance, and glimpsed what a post-antibiotic world could look like.

Next week we return to the three cases introduced in Week 1 and begin to consider treatment options for them.

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Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance: Gram Negative Bacteria

The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy