Antibiotics That Fight Deadly Infections in Babies Are Losing Their Power

Nov. 14, 2023

CHW affiliate Ramanan Laxminarayan discusses new research revealing that the most commonly prescribed antibiotics in Southeast Asia are now only 50% effective at treating sepsis and meningitis in newborns. Why? Overuse of those drugs has led to the evolution of antimicrobial resistant infections – bacteria and other diseases that are no longer knocked out by treatment.