WHO Surveillance Report Highlights Global Threat Of AMR, Data Gaps

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: WHO report on global antibiotic resistance highlights growing threats in the face of surveillance gaps
Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses findings from WHO’s recently released Global Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (GLASS) report. Barton notes the report’s findings “show some of the world’s most common and potentially deadly infections gaining ground globally against the antibiotics used to treat them, while monitoring, coordination, and communication gaps hamper efforts to both assess and respond to the scope of the threat” (1/30).