The bugs are fighting back against the drugs (and they are winning)


WHO changed its annual World Antibiotic Awareness Week, which focused on drugs that treat bacterial infections, to World Antimicrobial Awareness Week last year, to widen the scope to include drugs that treat all infectious diseases, whether bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitical. — AFP

Like non-communicable diseases (NCDs), many describe antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as a silent epidemic.

However, World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Global Coordination and Partnership on AMR director Dr Haileysus Getahun feels that it is more like an active volcano that is constantly erupting.

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