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May 29, 2019

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Dangerously Close to a Post-Antibiotic Era

Modern Healthcare spoke with IDSA Board Member Helen Boucher, MD, FIDSA on the rate at which pathogens are growing progressively resistant to antibiotics, bringing the world dangerously close to a “post-antibiotic” era. “We are seeing a growing number of patients for whom we don’t have any treatment options, so we can’t treat their infection,” said Dr. Boucher. “In many cases they die, and in other cases it means that they can’t have other medical care that they need.”

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