“Superbugs” that are resistant to antimicrobial drugs are estimated to cause 700,000 deaths each year; if not stopped, they are expected to kill 10 million people annually by 2050. This would mean common procedures such as giving birth, treating wounds and undergoing surgery could become fatal due to a lack of effective antibiotics.
Those shocking facts are what inspired the Infectious Diseases Discovery Theme group to produce an informational video that addresses the problem of antimicrobial resistance.
Ohio State is at the forefront of grappling with the complex issue of antimicrobial resistance. There a dozens of organizations and centers working on advancing our knowledge and capabilities.