Superbugs : an arms race against bacteria (Book, 2018) [Alabama State University Library]
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Superbugs : an arms race against bacteria

Superbugs : an arms race against bacteria

Author: William Hall, (Author of Superbugs); Anthony McDonnell, (Co-author of Superbugs); Jim O'Neill, (Economist)
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Antibiotics are powerful drugs that can prevent and treat infections, but they are becoming less effective as a result of drug resistance. Superbugs describes this growing global threat, the systematic failures that have led to it, and solutions that governments, industries, and public health specialists can adopt.--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Hall, (Author of Superbugs); Anthony McDonnell, (Co-author of Superbugs); Jim O'Neill, (Economist)
ISBN: 9780674975989 0674975987
OCLC Number: 1006478918
Description: ix, 246 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword / Sally Davies --
Introduction --
Part I. The problem of drug resistance. When a scratch could kill --
The rise of resistance --
Failures in tackling drug-resistant infections --
Part II. Solutions to counter antimicrobial resistance. Incentives for new drug development --
Prevention is better than cure --
Reducing unnecessary use of antibiotics in humans --
Agriculture and the environment --
Next steps.
Responsibility: William Hall, Anthony McDonnell, and Jim O'Neill.

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"[L]ucid and thoughtful... Superbugs provides a set of policy prescriptions, framed in pragmatic terms meant to motivate self-interested politicians."-Jerome Groopman, New York Review of Books "An Read more...

 
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