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UN, international agencies and experts released a groundbreaking report demanding immediate, coordinated and ambitious action to avert a potentially disastrous drug-resistance crisis.

If no action is taken, drug-resistant diseases could cause 10 million deaths each year by 2050 and damage to the economy as catastrophic as during the 2008-2009 global financial crisis warns this report by the UN Ad hoc Interagency Coordinating Group on Antimicrobial Resistance. By 2030, antimicrobial resistance could force up to 24 million people into extreme poverty.

Scientists identity anti-microbial protein in milk.
The protein was found in the milk of mammals like Echidna which are found only in Australia and New Guinea.

The study also noted that lack of access to antibiotics kills more people than antibiotic resistance.

Report highlights lack of access to life-saving drugs

Pesticides and antibiotics are polluting streams across Europe, a study has found.

But the residues have also added to the problem in food change.

As current antibiotics dwindle in effectiveness against multidrug-resistant pathogens, researchers are seeking potential replacements in some unlikely places.

Antibiotic resistance appears to be spreading in the environment. A new study has found a large number of bacteria which are resistant to commonly used antibiotics in stretches of river Ganga.

Many people living with HIV in rural areas are developing drug resistance due to lack of access to their daily antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), lack of food and drug stock-outs and shortages.

Soils in tropical and temperate locations are known to be a sink for the genetic potential of anthropogenic-driven acquired antibiotic resistance (AR). In contrast, accumulation of acquired AR is less probable in most Polar soils, providing a platform for characterizing background resistance and establishing a benchmark for assessing AR spread.

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