The existential threat of antimicrobial resistance

By Saskia Popescu | October 31, 2019

A colorized scanning electron micrograph of a white blood cell eating an antibiotic resistant strain of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, commonly known as MRSA. Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) A colorized scanning electron micrograph of a white blood cell eating an antibiotic resistant strain of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, commonly known as MRSA. Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

A scenario portraying the economic and human costs that antimicrobial resistance could impose on society 30 years from now, if it is not addressed soon.

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