Keeping antibiotics ahead of infectious diseases

Three rows of round icons display a variety of bacteria and virus illustrations.

Keeping antibiotics ahead of infectious diseases

Gerry Wright talks about the problems with promiscuous bacteria and how antibiotics resistance could affect the future of medicine
May 23, 2017

Antibiotic resistance is an increasingly serious problem - threatening to alter modern medicine as we know it. It's an area of research that has captured Gerry Wright's attention for over two decades. As the director of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research at McMaster University, Wright and his team have made some exciting progress in identifying where resistant genes come from and how to beat them.

This Centers for Disease Control graphic shows how antibiotic resistance spreads rapidly today.

Source: CDC/National Summary Data, Antibiotic Resistance