14mins - Expert presentations By Thierry Naas
Epidemiology of multidrug resistant Gram-negative bacteria: Are we close to the « post antibiotic era »?
Multidrug resistant bacteria are developing so fast that the burden of deaths due to these bacteria could be 10 million lives/year by 2050 - with an estimated cost of 1,000 trillion USD! In this short presentation, Dr. Naas highlights this crucial problem by explaining the mechanisms behind Gram-negative bacteria resistance as well as the epidemiology of extended spectrum ß-lactamase and carbapenem-resistance. He also presents possible solutions that can be used in this time-sensitive fight.