Clearing the way to new antimicrobials
This article was originally published in Scrip
Much has been written about the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Describing it as “a threat to global health security”, the World Health Organization has called for urgent action at the highest political level, globally and at country level, and has set up a global task force to coordinate collaboration and offer assistance to develop national and regional action programmes.
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