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Как бороться с резистентностью к антимикробным веществам

ЦЮРИХ – Две недели назад лидеры «Большой двадцатки» взяли на себя обязательство работать вместе над одной из самых насущных и озадачивающих угроз безопасности мирового масштаба: резистентностью к антимикробным веществам (AMR) – яростным и развивающимся противником, в борьбе с которым становится бесполезным традиционное терапевтическое оружие.

Угроза проста: бактерии и другие микробы становятся устойчивыми к доступным лекарствам быстрее, чем разрабатываются новые лекарства. Каждый год устойчивые к лекарствам микробы убивают около 700 000 людей во всем мире – это более чем в три раза больше, чем ежегодные потери в вооруженных конфликтах.

В 2016 году специальная группа, уполномоченная британским правительством, сделала прогноз, что к 2050 году от устойчивых к лекарствам микробов ежегодно будет умирать до десяти миллионов человек. Сейчас AMR представляет очевидную и реальную угрозу для каждого человека на планете. Если мы не будем противостоять им, мы рискуем вернуться в мир, где частой причиной смерти являются простые инфекции.

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