Superbugs: Avoiding an Existential Threat to Humanity
Antibiotic-resistant infections kill about 33,000 Europeans annually. By 2050, as many as 90,000 Britons may die from related causes. These growing numbers point to alarming economic and social costs. What strategies can we use to minimize the use of antibiotics in both hospitals and farms to halt the rise of superbugs? And what are the most hopeful biotech efforts in the works today?