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如何遏制抗生素耐药性

苏黎世—两周前,G20领导人承诺要合作解决全世界最紧迫的问题和最麻烦的社会威胁之一——抗生素耐药性(AMR),这是一个来势汹汹又不断变化的大敌,常规治疗手段对此束手无策。

威胁是直接的:细菌和其他微生物对现有药物产生耐药性的速度快于新药的研发速度。每一年,耐药微生物都会杀死全球700,000人——比每年死于 武装冲突的人数多两倍多。

2016年,英国政府组成的一个特别委员会预测,到2050年,每年将有多达一千万人以上死于耐药微生物。如今,AMR对地球上的每个人都是明确的威胁。除非我们直面这个问题,否则世界可能回到普通感染就能置人于死地的时代。

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