Fight AMR by taking antibiotics off our plates

  22 May 2020

The Coronavirus crisis has caused massive disruption, is omnipresent in the media and is apparent in most everyday life situations.

Yet there is another silent pandemic, slowly spreading across the world that few discuss, and many have never heard of, made ever-more deadly by the lack of attention we pay to it – antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Put simply, AMR means that bacteria are becoming resistant to antimicrobial drugs, particularly antibiotics.

The implications are immense; if bacteria become resistant to our most powerful weapon against them, then we will be left defenceless against the diseases and infections that we used to be able to treat routinely.

 

Further reading: The Parliament Magazine
Author(s): Sarah Wiener
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