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Air pollution linked with global rise in antibiotic resistance

By Manal Mohammed, Senior Lecturer, Medical Microbiology, University of Westminster
Antibiotic resistance is a growing threat to global health. In 2019, it caused over 1.27 million deaths worldwide – and it’s projected that antimicrobial resistance (which includes bacterial resistance to antibiotics) may contribute to ten million deaths per year by 2050.

Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections such as urinary tract infections and pneumonia. But their

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