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Antibiotic Emergency

Friday, 28 April 2017 1:16pm

Professor Kurt Krause appears in the April edition of the Listener magazine article "Antibiotic Emergency" by Sally Blundell.  Professor Krause led a bid to create a Centre for Molecular Biodefence Against Infectious Pathogens for a comprehensive response to the needs of infectious diseases.  "We need new antibiotics, new vaccines and good surveillance to put New Zealand on the front foot".

In a similar vein, a recent news article describes the threat that antimicrobial resistance poses to modern health care.  The article focuses on carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) which are resistant to nearly all known antibiotics.  The article recommends establishing a national response plan to address this "clear and present danger".

Read part of the "Antibiotic Emergency" article.

Listener subscribers can read the article in full on the Listener website.

Read the carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) abstract via the NZ Medical Journal