Antibiotic Resistance: Calling on Citizens to Help Tackle the Problem
Sep 25, 2018
Antibiotic resistance has emerged as an issue that threatens public health around the world. Even simple operations may no longer be possible due to the risk of lethal infection. What is less well-known is the role of environmental components in amplifying resistance. Heads of State have pledged to tackle the problem but current policies are proving inadequate. A shift in thinking is needed with citizen scientists getting involved and prevention the best cure.
A lecture by Professor Jacqueline McGlade, Frank Jackson Foundation Professor of the Environment 25 September 2018
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/antibiotic-resistance-citizens-help
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