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Superbugs : an arms race against bacteria
Superbugs : an arms race against bacteria
Hall, William2018
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Antibiotics are powerful drugs that can prevent and treat infections, but they are becoming less effective as a result of drug resistance. Superbugs describes this growing global threat, the systematic failures that have led to it, and solutions that governments, industries, and public health specialists can adopt.--
Main title:
Superbugs : an arms race against bacteria / William Hall, Anthony McDonnell, and Jim O'Neill.
Imprint:
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018.
Collation:
ix, 246 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-234) and index.
Contents:
The problem of drug resistance -- When a scratch could kill -- The rise of resistance -- Failures in tackling drug-resistant infections -- Solutions to counter antimicrobial resistance -- Incentives for new drug development -- Prevention is better than cure -- Reducing unnecessary use of antibiotics in humans -- Agriculture and the environment -- Next steps.
ISBN:
9780674975989
Dewey class:
616.9041
Language:
English
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Sandringham Library ExpressHealth and Wellbeing616.9041 HALIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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