The discovery of antibiotics constitutes one of the greatest breakthroughs in medicine. On the downside, their overuse renders them infective. The World Health Organization (WHO) warns that antibiotic resistance – the ability of bacteria to adapt so that antibiotics no longer work on them – is now a major threat to public health, food security and development. Every one of us can help by increasing our own awareness of the problem and educating others. Start with the summaries in this channel!

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TED, 2014


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