Why does antibiotic resistance matter?
“The magnitude of the problem is now accepted. We estimate that by 2050, 10 million lives a year and a cumulative 100 trillion USD of economic output are at risk due to the rise of drug-resistant infections if we do not find proactive solutions now to slow down the rise of drug resistance.” Review of Antimicrobial Resistance: Tackling drug resistant infections globally
The list is available to read here.The next steps in this activity will describe antibiotic resistance.“in particular the threat of Gram-negative bacteria that are resistant to multiple antibiotics. These bacteria have built-in abilities to find new ways to resist treatment and can pass along genetic material that allows other bacteria to become drug-resistant as well…..”
Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance: Gram Negative Bacteria
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