Millions of people could die each year if new and effective antibiotics are not developed to control antibiotic-resistant bacteria that are increasing becoming a global threat. The World Health Organization (WHO) developed a Priority Pathogens List (PPL) of antibiotic-resistant bacteria to support research and development into new and effective drugs.
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