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Dr. Wright Talks About “Living in a World of Emerging Microbial Resistance”


The 2017 National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance raises concern about drugmakers discarding antibiotic waste into the environment. When expelled antibiotics contaminate soil and water, microbes are given the opportunity to become drug-resistant, which can then result in antimicrobial resistance in human populations. In this article by science journalist Priyanka Pulla for the newspaper The Hindu, Dr. Gerry Wright comments on the growing presence of antibiotic resistance in the environment and it’s potential impacts on human health.

Read the full article in The Hindu.


Christy Groves