antibiotic resistance

Global Health
0 Growing threat of antibiotic resistance recognized by WHO

An extremely rare microscopic image of drug-resistant bacteria. The WHO has added its voice to a booming choir warning of the global threat posed by antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial resistance extends to bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses. The UN health agency says that the future is now for global resistance, in a report released…

Global Health
0 World Health Day: How to make a terrifying message boring

Drug resistance. Here’s WHO’s Dr. Margaret Chan warning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk1rUDQwgDE Yes, it’s a pretty boring video presentation — unless you actually listen to what she’s saying. Then, it’s kind of terrifying.The drugs we have come to depend upon to protect us from infectious disease and other killers are losing their oomph.…