By Giorgio Casaburi | August 19, 2019
The World Health Organization (WHO) calls antibiotic resistance “one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today,” and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls it “one of the biggest public health challenges of our time.” It’s estimated that it costs the US healthcare system alone an estimated $5 billion. More importantly, more than two million people in the U.S. develop antibiotic-resistant infections annually. The worldwide figures are much worse — 200,000 infants die each year globally as a result of such infections.
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