For most of our lives we’ve been blessed with biological silver bullets – antibiotics.
These marvels of modern science have kept us healthy
But a concerning trend in medicine has experts trying to make governments and people sit up and take notice.
That trend is the increasing power of bacteria to resist antibiotics.
Read more: An arms race going on for millions of years
Antibiotic resistance could have us heading for a post-antibiotic era where common infections and minor injuries become terrifying enemies. So how did we get here, and what’s at stake?
On this episode of Huh? Science Explained, Imma Perfetto takes us through what antibiotic resistance is, and what’s being done about it.
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Originally published by Cosmos as Antibiotic resistance: rendering biological protectors ineffective
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