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1000minds helps World Health Organization prioritize deadliest diseases

Created using 1000minds, the World Health Organization published a list of antibiotic-resistant diseases to help prioritize R&D into new antibiotics globally.

1000minds helps World Health Organization prioritize deadliest diseases

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a list of 12 bacteria posing the greatest threats to human health because they are resistant to antibiotics. Millions of people could die if new and effective antibiotics are not developed. The Priority Pathogens List is to help prioritize R&D into new and effective antibiotics.

1000minds was used to survey and aggregate the preferences of experts in infectious diseases from around the world.

WHO names 12 bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health”, The Guardian, 27 Feb 2017

Deadly, drug-resistant ‘superbugs’ pose huge threat, W.H.O. says”, New York Times, 27 Feb 2017

Meet WHO’s dirty dozen: The 12 bacteria for which new drugs are most urgently needed”, Science, 27 Feb 2017

The drug-resistant bacteria that pose the greatest health threats”, Nature, 28 Feb 2017

UTIs could soon be life-threatening without new antibiotics”, New Scientist, 27 Feb 2017

UN health agency lists antibiotic-resistant bacteria which pose human threat”, UN News Centre, 27 Feb 2017

WHO: These 12 bacteria pose greatest risk to human health”, CNN, 27 Feb 2017

These 12 superbugs pose the greatest threat to human health, WHO says”, The Washington Post, 27 Feb 2017

WHO’s ‘priority pathogens’ list highlights urgent need for new drugs”, CBC News, 27 Feb 2017

WHO: New antibiotics to fight bacterial resistance urgently needed”, Voice of America, 27 Mar 2017

WHO publishes list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria to speed up drug research”, Hindustan Times, 28 Feb 2017

WHO report is ‘major step forward’ in fight against drug-resistant bacteria”, Medical Xpress, 27 Feb 2017

The 12 deadliest drug-resistant bacteria have officially been ranked”, ScienceAlert, 27 Feb 2017

WHO Superbug List: Enemy No. 1 is bug that plagues soldiers”, NBC News, 27 Feb 2017

WHO prioritizes antibiotic-resistant bacteria on pathogens list”, Infectious Disease Advisor, 2 Mar 2017

The Superbug Dirty Dozen”, The Wall Street Journal, 3 Mar 2017

WHO releases list of 12 drug-resistant bacteria urgently in need of new antibiotics”, Homeland Preparedness News, 3 Mar 2017

WHO short summary

E Tacconelli, N Magrini & Co-ordinating Group, “Global priority list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria to guide research, discovery, and development of new antibiotics”, World Health Organization, 2017


E Tacconelli, E Carrara, A Savoldi et al and the WHO Pathogens Priority List working group (2017), “Discovery, research, and development of new antibiotics: the WHO priority list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and tuberculosis”, The Lancet Infectious Diseases, online first version

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