World Microbiome Day is on June 27th this year. World Microbiome Day began in 2018 to demonstrate its emergence as a subject with global impact. That impact is being felt across a variety of disciplines including science, medicine, and nutrition.
This year’s theme is “Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics” highlighting the need to better understand microbes. While antibiotics have proven beneficial in human health, the overuse and non-specific nature of how they work has led to an unforeseen consequence: bacterial resistance to antibiotics, such as we have seen in the treatment of Tuberculosis. The need to build better treatments that can counter pathogenic bacteria, while leaving non-pathogenic bacteria alone or even promoting their growth, is increasing.
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