Infectious Diseases


  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), photo by NIAID / CC BY 2.0


    The New Drug Wars

    Mar 3, 2015

    Modern medicine is built on the promise that antibiotics will clear away the bacteria that made everything from skin infections to surgery potentially lethal just a few generations ago. But drug-resistant strains of disease have spread in recent years.

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    The Economic Costs of Antimicrobial Resistance

    Dec 11, 2014

    More and more bacterial and viral infections are resistant to antimicrobial drugs. But no new classes of antibiotics have entered the market for more than 25 years. Researchers estimate that failing to address this issue will mean a lower world population in 2050 than expected and at least $2 trillion in lost global GDP.

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