5 min

Antimicrobial resistance - the next pandemic‪?‬ Target Zero Hunger

    • Nature

All around the world, people, plants and animals are dying from infections that cannot be treated – even with the best medicines available. That's because of the rise in antimicrobial resistance - the increasing failure of antibiotics and other life-saving drugs to treat diseases. It's a global problem that threatens to be the next pandemic, as Chief Veterinary Officer Keith Sumption explains.

Producer: Charlotta Lomas, FAO.
Photo: ©FAO/ Luis Tato

All around the world, people, plants and animals are dying from infections that cannot be treated – even with the best medicines available. That's because of the rise in antimicrobial resistance - the increasing failure of antibiotics and other life-saving drugs to treat diseases. It's a global problem that threatens to be the next pandemic, as Chief Veterinary Officer Keith Sumption explains.

Producer: Charlotta Lomas, FAO.
Photo: ©FAO/ Luis Tato

5 min