We need all the tools in our toolbox to stop the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance

Infections are usually treated using a straightforward paradigm: an infectious agent causes the patient’s illness, so the cure is a drug that kills the agent. This paradigm works but reality is often much more complex, explains Marjon de Vos, assistant professor of Microbiology at the University of Groningen. ‘Treatment with antimicrobials produces a selection pressure towards resistance. And this happens within a microbial community with more than one species.’

Read more here: https://www.rug.nl/sciencelinx/nieuws/2021/11/a-new-way-to-fight-antimicrobial-resistance?lang=en

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