Fighting a global health disaster: antibiotic resistance

Emerging Diseases Linked to Antibiotic Resistant Organisms

November 18, 2014
Contact: DiscoveryThemes@osu.edu
 
Alarming increases in antibiotic-resistant organisms have led the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control to declare a global health disaster, and some members of Ohio State's faculty are doing their part to combat these "superbugs."
 
Antibiotics and similar drugs, referred to collectively as antimicrobial agents, have been commonly used to treat bacterial infections since the 1940s, when penicillin debuted in medicine. However, widespread misuse and ineffective prescription since then have driven the selection of bacteria resistant to multiple antibiotics, rendering many drugs ineffective and posing a threat to the international community.
 
To learn about what Ohio State faculty members are doing to fight these super bugs, please visit:http://go.osu.edu/s8X 

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