• Question: if you helped the prevention of diseases will also change our country now or could it lead to bacteria becoming even resistant to the new antibiotic

    Asked by vickstar to Rosie, on 20 Jun 2017.
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      answered on 20 Jun 2017:


      I’m not sure I understand the question…
      If we prevent transmission of infections, then there are fewer opportunities for the development of resistance. Preventing infection is definitely a good thing. It is misuse (including overuse) of antibiotics that contributes to the evolutionary pressures that lead to more antibiotic resistant infections.

      If I misunderstood, please can you rephrase your question?

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      Rosie Fok answered on 20 Jun 2017:


      I am confused by your question. Feel free to comment below with a clarification.

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