Beating the Resistance
Should we target minor rather than major infections with new therapeutics to best fight antibiotic resistance?
William Aryitey |
An oft-suggested solution to antibiotic resistance is to curb prescriptions for relatively small infections, but this only solves half the problem, as patients still have to deal with minor infections – before they turn into major ones. The current fight against antibiotic resistance revolves around alternative therapeutics for the most severe diseases, but these are difficult to develop. A recent study suggests that alternative therapeutics for minor bacterial infections may be a better solution to help reduce microbes’ growing drug resistance (1).
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