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Resistance — Not All Germs Are Created Equal

This article was previously published June 9, 2018, and has been updated with new information. Antibiotic resistance has become a major threat to public health worldwide, and the primary cause for this man-made epidemic is the widespread misuse of antibiotics — drugs used to combat bacterial infections in humans and animals. Over the decades, antibiotics… Read More »

How antibiotics resistance occurs

WHO is supporting Member States to develop national action plans on antimicrobial resistance, based on the global action plan. However, the relative importance of these varies with organism and resistant mechanism. In the presence of drugs, only drug-resistant bacteria survive. New Drugs for Bad Bugs. Even if new medicines are developed, without behaviour change, antibiotic… Read More »

Fast Foods and Antibiotic Resistance

The overuse of antibiotics in food animals has  contributed to the development of antibiotic resistant bacteria.  Consumer and health organizations graded the routine use of antibiotics in 25 of the largest fast food chains. They concluded that the industry has a long way to go before the public can eat beef that has come from antibiotic… Read More »

New technology could help tackle antibiotic resistance

by Brandi Wampler According to the World Health Organization, one of the biggest health threats around the world is antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Every day people use antibiotics to prevent or fight back against infection, but as bacteria evolve and develop resistance, diseases such as pneumonia and tuberculosis are becoming harder to treat. Researchers at the University of… Read More »