McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Dangers of Emergent Superbugs

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Antibiotics are often the primary treatment used to fight internal battles between your immune system and bacterial infections. The misuse and overuse of antibiotics can in the long term ultimately lead to detrimental societal effects. This video looks into emergent superbugs that are a threat to global health as well as antibiotic resistance and its impact on society.

— Video by David Kalambet, Tom Enbar, Arshdeep Judgey and Megan Gold

References

  • National Institutes of Health. (2017, July 14). Stop the Spread of Superbugs. Retrieved September 28, 2017.
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  • Ventola, C. L. (2015). The Antibiotic Resistance Crisis: Part 1: Causes and Threats. Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 40(4), 277–283.