The Antibiotic Crisis: Methods to Circumvent Resistance and Ways to move Forward

dc.contributor.authorSpencer, Sophia
dc.description1 Broadside. 48"W x 36"Hen_US
dc.description.abstractIn 2013, the human race was declared to be in a “post-antibiotic era” by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Due to inappropriate prescriptions, overuse in agriculture, and the transfer of resistance genes through the environment, resistance has been seen to almost all available antibiotics. Multi-drug resistant pathogens have been declared a threat to public health and national security by the Institute of Medicine and the Interagency Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance. In fact, more Americans are killed per year by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) than by HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s Disease, emphysema, and homicide combined. In order to preserve the use of the antibiotics we have, and prevent future resistance, it is imperative that strategies to counteract resistance be implemented, and alternate methods be developed to treat bacterial infections.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKalamazoo College. Department of Biology. Diebold Symposium, 2019en_US
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Diebold Symposium Presentation Collectionen
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dc.titleThe Antibiotic Crisis: Methods to Circumvent Resistance and Ways to move Forwarden_US