Antibiotic resistance

Kunal J. Rambhia, Gigi Gronvall

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Abstract

Antibiotic resistance poses serious challenges to health and national security, and policy changes will be required to mitigate the consequences of antibiotic resistance. Resistance can arise in disease-causing bacteria naturally, or it can be deliberately introduced to a biological weapon. In either case, life-saving drugs are rendered ineffective. Resistant bacterial infections are difficult to treat, and there are few new antibiotics in the drug development pipeline. This article describes how antibiotic resistance affects health and national security, how bacteria become antibiotic resistant, and what should be done now so antibiotics will be available to save lives in the future. 2009

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-377
Number of pages7
JournalBiosecurity and Bioterrorism
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Antibiotics
Microbial Drug Resistance
Security Measures
antibiotics
national security
Anti-Bacterial Agents
biological weapon
drug development
Biological Warfare Agents
Bacteria
bacterium
National security
Health
drug
Bacterial Infections
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Biological weapons
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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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Antibiotic resistance. / Rambhia, Kunal J.; Gronvall, Gigi.

In: Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, Vol. 7, No. 4, 01.12.2009, p. 371-377.

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Rambhia, Kunal J. ; Gronvall, Gigi. / Antibiotic resistance. In: Biosecurity and Bioterrorism. 2009 ; Vol. 7, No. 4. pp. 371-377.
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