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回到打击疾病的基本面

伦敦—打击抗药性需要突破性技术解决方案。为了防止超级病菌在2050年夺走预计一千万人的生命,我们需要发明新型抗生素,开发快速诊断测试以避免不必要的治疗和减少抗生素的大规模滥用。

但是,这些高科技的贡献固然重要,但它们只是解决办法的一部分。要永久解决这个问题,唯一的选择是在源头上组织传染的发生——这需要改善卫生、卫生设施和疾病监控。事实上,只有专注于这些方面,我们才可以降低长期新药需求。

事实上,在十九世纪,现代药物还远远没有出现的时候,西方大城市就开始通过阻止传染对付疾病。而对于人口不断增加的大城市,这一方法仍然是最佳方案。

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