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Antimicrobial resistance - the next pandemic?

Antimicrobial resistance - the next pandemic?


All around the world, people, plants and animals are dying from infections that cannot be treated – even with the best medicines available. 

That is because of the rise in antimicrobial resistance - the increasing failure of antibiotics and other life-saving drugs to treat diseases. 

It is a global problem that threatens to be the cause of the next pandemic, as the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Chief Veterinary Officer Keith Sumption explains to FAO’s Charlotta Lomas.  

Audio Credit
Charlotta Lomas, FAO
Photo Credit
CDC/Alissa Eckert, James Archer