Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, February 5th, 1996
A series of articles written in collaboration by three dozen medical and science journals worldwide warn that huge leaps in drug technologies have only temporarily delayed the age-old threat to people posed by bacteria, viruses and parasites.
Because their life cycles are so short, microbes evolve quickly and soon develop resistance to drugs such as penicillin. This, combined with the growth of cities where infections can find their patients with ease, means...
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