5 Strategies for Superbugs

With 700,000 people dying annually from antibiotic-resistant diseases, and dire predictions of up to 10 million dying per year by 2050, the situation is described as a “crisis” and “apocalypse” even by the venerable and staid Smithsonian.

Still, there’s still hope to turn things around, according to the latest of a series of papers published in The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance

The recommendations: rewarding companies for bringing drugs to market; developing better diagnostic tools; reducing the use of antibiotics in livestock; creating an awareness campaign; and paying health care workers better.

Smithsonian Magazine

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