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World Must Take Action On Antibiotic Resistance

Washington Post: Time is short to address antibiotic resistance
“The World Health Organization came out last week with a warning that resistance to antibiotics has become a ‘major threat to public health.’ … Given the rapid movement of goods and people, a problem for one nation is a problem for everyone. Both Mumbai and Muncie are vulnerable. For years, alarms have been ringing about antibiotic resistance. In many cases, the alarms were followed by silence and inaction. The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology is nearing conclusion of its own study, and we hope it will outline a serious effort to address the problem. The WHO has reminded us that it is not a distant threat. It is next door, today” (5/5).