to include the global possibility of superbugs
Antibiotic-resistant superbugs are killing more humans
every year than HIV and malaria, but development against them globally
As COVID-19 made clear, the disease knows no borders
, and a problem for one of us can quickly become an international danger.
The pandemic undermined years
of progress in preventing superbugs, in part due to the overprescribing of antibiotics
the prolonged use of catheters and ventilators that can lead to infections.
A study published
this week in The Lancet looked at more than 100 countries
that have national action plans to
prevent antimicrobial resistance, looking at broad versions of their coverage designs and the ability
The study team
led by the University of Edinburgh looked at factors such as the R&D budgets committed to new antibiotics,
of antimicrobial resistance were published, and whether data on the proliferation of superbugs
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