Antibiotic-resistant bacteria. DYNAMO no. 62

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a threat to our health.

The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly shown how microorganisms do not know about borders.

Like the SARS-CoV-2 virus, another type of micro-organism is spreading across the globe: the antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

The WHO considers antibiotic resistance to be one of the biggest threats to human health and warns that the world is heading for a post-antibiotic era. Here, banal infections and minor injuries, which we have been able to treat with antibiotics for the past many decades, will again be able to kill.

Antibiotic resistance occurs naturally, but excessive or improper use of antibiotics in humans and animals speeds up the process, according to the WHO. At DTU, researchers are working on solutions to ensure that the treatment of infections remains an option.