[23 Mar 2017] Nyhet från Folkhälsomyndigheten
[22 Mar 2017] Joakim Larsson has read India's draft for National Action Plan on Antibiotic Resistance. Here is his reaction...
[9 Mar 2017] This symposium will house up to 300 participants, and assemble internationally excellent keynote presenters in ethics, law, public health and related areas engaged on this topic ¿ including leaders of recently started major research projects¿ from Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the USA (see program below). The conference is open and free of charge, but will require pre-registration, details of how to register will follow.
[6 Mar 2017] India presents a Strategic National Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance. Among the incentives is to reduce pollution of the environment during antibiotic production. The goal is that this will be in effect within 3 years.
[2 Mar 2017] 'Identification of novel antibiotic resistance genes through large-scale data analysis' is the title of the licentiate seminar that Fanny Berglund will give today.
"This serious threat is no longer a prediction for the future, it is happening right now in every region of the world and has the potential to affect anyone, of any age, in any country"
"Without urgent, coordinated action by many stakeholders, the world is headed for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries which have been treatable for decades can once again kill"
(World Health Organization 2014 regarding the global challenges with antibiotic resistance)
“It is not difficult to make microbes resistant to penicillin in the laboratory by exposing them to concentrations not sufficient to kill them… There is the danger that the ignorant man may easily underdose himself and by exposing his microbes to non-lethal quantities of the drug make them resistant.”
(Alexander Flemming, Nobel Lecture, December 11, 1945)
[South China Morning Post]