Our time with antibiotics may be running out

  13 January 2020

Antibiotic resistance is something that bacteria develop, where they start exhibiting properties that allow them to evade and survive antibiotic action. This is facilitated by the overuse and misuse of antibiotics. This simply means that infections are generally becoming harder to treat. Resistance is developing against the different types of antibiotics, and bacteria are developing resistance at a much faster rate than the discovery and approval of new antibiotics, which lags far behind the rate of resistance development.

This unfortunate situation could have serious implications. Infections that were once easily treated could prove to be fatal, and there is a plethora of cases worldwide where individuals are dying or developing serious complications due to antibiotic resistant bacteria. 

Author(s): Yacoub Majdoubeh
Effective Surveillance  
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