Here's Why Antibiotic Resistance Has Become A Problem
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are now a universal health crisis, so the United Nations is searching for a fix.By Lindsey Pulse | September 24, 2016
Bacteria is a part of life. Some of it's good, and some of it's bad. But drug-resistant bacteria have become a universal health threat, so the United Nations is seeking a fix.
The U.N. hosted a rare meeting to address the public health problem — only the fourth such meeting since it was founded.
A U.N. official said bacteria outsmarting modern medicine is "outpacing the world’s capacity for antibiotic discovery."