The 'Antibiotic Apocalypse' - scaremongering or scientific reporting?

Abstract

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.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tim.2016.11.016
Divisions: Life & Health Sciences
Life & Health Sciences > Biosciences
Life & Health Sciences > Chronic and Communicable Conditions
Life & Health Sciences > Cell & Tissue Biomedical Research
Additional Information: © 2017, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Uncontrolled Keywords: antibiotic,antimicrobial resistance,apocalypse,Microbiology,Microbiology (medical),Infectious Diseases,Virology
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2017-03-01
Published Online Date: 2016-12-23
Accepted Date: 2016-12-23
Authors: Cox, Jonathan A.G. ( 0000-0001-5208-4056)
Worthington, Tony ( 0000-0002-1906-3357)

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