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Sep 21, 2017

World is running out of antibiotics

Antibiotic-resistant superbugs are on the rise, and the World Health Organization issued a warning of the lack of new antibiotics under development while the threat of antimicrobial resistance grows.

“Antimicrobial resistance is a global health emergency that will seriously jeopardize progress in modern medicine,” says Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of WHO. He continues to say “There is an urgent need for more investment […], otherwise we will be forced back to a time when people feared common infections and risked their lives from minor surgery.”

Download the WHO report here.