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International Infection Prevention Week 2017: Local Approaches to Combatting Antibiotic Resistance

Posted on October 19, 2017

Blog: National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO)

Since the discovery of penicillin in 1928 by Alexander Fleming, antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs have revolutionized treatment of infectious diseases. However, even at the time of discovery, Fleming himself cautioned that resistance was a formidable and likely threat we might encounter if these drugs were not used judiciously. 89 years later, his concerns have […]