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CFR Expert Brief Addresses Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, Efforts To Curb Spread

Council on Foreign Relations: Antibiotic-Resistant ‘Superbugs’ Are Here
Laurie Garrett, CFR senior fellow for global health, and Ramanan Laxminarayan, director and senior fellow with the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, present this expert brief on the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and efforts to curb the spread of such bacteria. They conclude, “To avert a global health crisis and protect the utility of precious medicines, the Group of Twenty and General Assembly should set a target this year of 2020 for the complete global cessation of all growth-promoter uses of antibiotic chemicals” (4/3).