Stimulating Antimicrobial Stewardship
While fighting COVID-19, we must not neglect the global threat of AMR
Chris Cook | | Opinion
Now that we are seeing the true impact of a pandemic, it is more critical than ever to consider the global threat antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses to human health.
Viral respiratory infections like COVID-19 predispose patients to coinfections, which lead to increased disease severity and mortality. Studies have already found that a significant number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients develop dangerous secondary bacterial coinfections (1) – and that 50 percent of COVID-19 patients who died had secondary bacterial infections (2).
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