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Antimicrobial resistance now causes more deaths than HIV/AIDS and malaria worldwide – new study

By Jonathan Cox, Senior Lecturer in Microbiology, Aston University
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Antimicrobial resistance is spreading rapidly worldwide, and has even been likened to the next pandemic – one that many people may not even be aware is happening. A recent paper, published in Lancet, has revealed that antimicrobial resistant infections caused 1.27 millions deaths and were associated with 4.95 million deaths in 2019. This is greater than the number of people who died from HIV/AIDS and malaria that year combined.

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