18 Nov 2015

WHO research on misuse of antibiotics

From Nine To Noon, 9:10 am on 18 November 2015

A study across 12 countries by the World Health Organisation shows two thirds of people mistakenly believe antiobiotics can cure the common cold and flu, which the WHO says is a global health crisis. WHO's Dr Mark Springer is the Director of the Secretariat for Antimicrobial Resistance at WHO. Otago University professor Tony Kettle is leading a team of scientists trying to find new ways of treating antibiotic resistant bacterial infections.