Samstag, 28. September 2013

Antibiotic resistance: a final warning

On Sept 16, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its reportAntibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, 2013—their first ever report on this subject. From the outset the tone is clear: in his foreword, Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, states that “antimicrobial resistance is one of our most serious health threats. Infections from resistant bacteria are now too common”. The stated aim of this report is to increase awareness of the threat resistance poses and to encourage immediate action to address this threat. Mehr

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