Matthew Cooper, Prof. Institute for Molecular Bioscience at The University of Queensland, Australia, has written a very informative article about why we are dangerously close to the edge of a return to the pre-antibiotic era, when even simple infections caused death:
What is covered:
- How we found antibiotics in the past
- Key challenges
- What are scientists doing?
- What are governments doing?
With our increased risk of infection and difficulty recovering from them without antibiotic, help due to our compromised immune system, let's hope that the efforts of scientists and governments are successful.
Prior posts on this important topic:
Antibiotic resistance now 'global threat', WHO warns
Use of antibiotics in agriculture creating fertile ground for antibiotic resistance
More on Bacteria developing Antibiotic Resistance
Antibiotic Treatment Failure ...UK study
iChip method of searching for new antibiotics and discovery of teixobactin - a promising new antibotic
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