If 20 percent of the 250 million antibiotic prescriptions written globally each year are unnecessary, are there more drug-resistant superbugs in our future? In this episode, Sarah talks about the importance of paying attention to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and how surveillance programs will be key to preventing the next pandemic.
The team debates when it’s appropriate to treat patients with antibiotics and discusses how bacterial infections are identified. They also talk about the link between serious SARS-CoV-2 infections and secondary bacterial infections and how the current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of addressing AMR as a global threat to public health.
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