To avoid a health catastrophe, we not only need to find new antimicrobial solutions but also reduce unnecessary use of treatments.
In particular, the ECDC has published a recent infographic showing the evolution of antibiotic resistance in different bacteria.
This antibiotic resistance is also a veterinary problem because the use of antibiotics in livestock is one of the drivers.
252 antibiotic agents targeting priority pathogens are in preclinical phase. Only a small proportion of these molecules that will prove safe and effective in human health, and will not be available for a decade.
After her initial studies in molecular biology, Agnès Vernet trained as a science journalist at ESJ-Lille. For the past 14 years, she has been writing for various media, scientific magazines, professional titles and general press, in France and Switzerland. Since 1st February 2021, she is the elected President of the French association of science journalists (AJSPI).