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WHO announces list of resistant 'priority pathogens'

WHO list focuses on bacteria for which new antibiotics are urgently needed.

The World Health Organization (WHO) published Feb. 27 its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant "priority pathogens" — a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health.

The list was drawn up in a bid to guide and promote research and development (R&D) of new antibiotics as part of WHO’s efforts to address growing global resistance t

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