While still too early to tell for sure, new research suggests that the growth in antimicrobial resistance may be linked to the onset of climate change.
Medical health professionals are seriously worried about the growing number of reported cases of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
This comes after decades of misuse and the pharmaceutical industry’s lack of urgency or ability to find and manufacture new antibiotics.
The study was conducted at the Institute of Infection Control and Infectious Diseases at the University Medical Centre Göttingen and Hannover Medical School in Germany.
The possibility that AMR and climate change might be linked first gained attention when it was noticed that AMR increased with raising temperatures in the US.
This latest research, however, investigated whether this also held up in Europe with a diverse range in healthcare systems.