Today's Daily Dose: Antimicrobial resistance


The waxing and waning of bacteria's resistance to antibiotics.

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“However, controlled antibiotic use-sensible, restrained antibiotic use-can result, even in the short term, in reduced antibiotic resistance. For example, antibiotics that we once used widely and commonly, then used less frequently because we started using newer antibiotics, can show resurgence in efficacy. That is, at least, until they are used widely again. So it is an ongoing battle between the bugs and us.”

-Summary from presentation by Richard Glew, MD

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