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Misuse of antibiotics is paving the way…


Misuse of antibiotics is paving the way…

By Maria Thacker Goethe Antibiotics have been our most effective treatment for infectious diseases for the better part of a century, and they continue to be effective in many circumstances. However, bacteria are catching up to the cure, and innovation for new treatments hasn’t kept up with their evolution. This is resulting in bacteria that are resistant to the antibiotics currently available – we call these superbugs. The process by which a bacterium becomes a superbug is called antimicrobial resistance (AMR). AMR occurs when germs like bacteria and fungi change over time and develop the ability to resist the medicines designed to


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