What Antibiotic Resistance Means for Canadians
Earlier this year, the World Health Organization listed antibiotic resistance as one of the top 10 threats to human health. So, what does antibiotic resistance mean for Canadians? A national report published this week estimates that at least 14 Canadians per day die from the direct consequences of antibiotic resistance meaning that these deaths would have been prevented if our first-line antibiotics were effective against the bacteria causing infection in these individuals. Without corrective actions, by 2050, it is estimated that the number will more than double.
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