The 'Antibiotic Apocalypse' - scaremongering or scientific reporting?

Cox, Jonathan A.G. and Worthington, Tony (2017). The 'Antibiotic Apocalypse' - scaremongering or scientific reporting? Trends in Microbiology, 25 (3), pp. 167-169.


Antimicrobial resistance is dominating scientific media. We are warned of an impending 'antibiotic apocalypse', where mankind faces its biggest threat, untreatable microbes. However, the world is not ending. Scientists are responding to the threat; new knowledge and chemotherapeutics are being created to safeguard our future. The future is bright, not gloomy.

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Divisions: Life & Health Sciences
Life & Health Sciences > Biosciences
Additional Information: © 2017, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Uncontrolled Keywords: antibiotic,antimicrobial resistance,apocalypse,Microbiology,Microbiology (medical),Infectious Diseases,Virology
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Published Date: 2017-03
Authors: Cox, Jonathan A.G. ( 0000-0001-5208-4056)
Worthington, Tony ( 0000-0002-1906-3357)

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