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.
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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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