Everyone has a role to play in global superbugs crisis

12 November 2018

The overuse of antibiotics not just for human and animal health but also in food production is leading to an increased resistance of bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites to antimicrobial treatments, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

The UN agency says that one person dies every minute from an infection which antibiotics have failed to treat.

Low and middle-income countries have been affected most by what experts have called “superbugs.”

Charlotte Lomas has been speaking to FAO’s Christine Czerniak and began by asking for a definition of antimicrobial resistance or AMR.

Audio Credit:
Charlotte Lomas, FAO
Audio Duration:
6'59"

 

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