Drug resistance is “up there with climate change” as a global threat
Ramesh Wigneshweraraj, Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Head of Section of Molecular Microbiology in the Department of Infectious Diseases at Imperial College London, argues that the global rise of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics presents an enormous problem in modern medicine. It is a huge concern to global health agencies, as growing numbers of infections – such as tuberculosis, sepsis or those that cause infections in healthcare settings – are becoming harder to treat.
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