Predicting the outcome of the arms race between man and bacteria

By Dr. Mercola Antibiotic resistance has become a major threat to public health worldwide, and the primary cause for this man-made epidemic is the widespread misuse of antibiotics drugs used to combat bacterial infections in humans and animals. Over the decades, antibiotics have been widely overprescribed for infections that don't respond well, or at all, to these drugs. Viral infections, for example, cannot be treated with antibiotics since they only kill bacteria, yet many of you have likely taken a course of antibiotics for an ear infection, or a bout of cold or flu. Antibiotics have also been routinely used for growth promotion purposes in livestock, and this practice continues in the U.S. to this day, despite the well-known risks. In the U.S. alone, antibiotic-resistant pathogens are conservatively estimated to cause at least 2 million infections annually, leading to 23,000 deaths each year. Data1,2 from the European Union show there's been a significant rise of resistance to multiple antibiotics

Resistance Not All Germs Are Created Equal

Sat 9 Jun 18 from Mercola

Researchers Predicting the Outcome of Arms Race Between Man, Bacteria

NewsThrough computer simulations, scientists can predict if bacteria can be stopped with popular antibacterial therapies or not. This technology is a breakthrough that will help select and develop ...

Fri 8 Jun 18 from Laboratory Equipment

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