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How much can antibiotic prescription rates be reduced through targeted interventions?

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is when bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi become resistant to the drugs used to treat infections. This can occur either naturally, or because people overuse and misuse antimicrobial medicines, such as antibiotics, which can speed up the development of resistance. AMR is... click to read more

  • Kyaw Zay Ya | PhD student at Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
  • Mark Lambiris | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Basel
  • Günther Fink | Professor  at Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
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Reading time 3 min
published on Oct 11, 2023
Unlocking a new way to fight against antibiotic resistance: viruses are the key

Most of us have suffered a bacterial infection at some point in our lives. Fortunately, a prompt prescription of the right antibiotic from our doctors puts us on the path to recovery. But in re-cent years, for an increasing number of patients, antibiotic treatments are... click to read more

  • Fernando L. Gordillo Altamirano | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Jeremy J. Barr | Lecturer at School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Australia
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Reading time 4 min
published on Jun 8, 2022