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Antimicrobial Resistance - the Next Global Pandemic?

Updated: Mar 28, 2023

The World Health Organization cites antimicrobial resistance, or AMR, as one of the top 10 global public health threats facing humanity. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 2.8 million people in the U.S. contract an antibiotic-resistant infection every year—and more than 35,000 die. What do laboratory professionals need to know about the emerging data around antimicrobial resistance? And what can we do in the lab to support infection prevention and control?

Inside the Lab is ASCP’s podcast focusing on current topics showcasing the everyday laboratory professional and pathologist. The podcast’s goal is to generate thought-provoking discussions about topics relevant to the field of pathology and laboratory medicine. Click HERE to listen to this episode that covers:

· The biggest challenges around antimicrobial resistance facing the human population today

· Current fears surrounding emerging antimicrobial resistance in the U.S.

· What laboratory professionals can do to navigate the workflow challenges in microbiology caused by AMR

· How labs can participate in regional, national, and global efforts to combat emerging resistance

· Hope for combating antimicrobial resistance



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