The 12 Bacteria Posing Greatest Risk to Humans

The 12 Bacteria Posing Greatest Risk to Humans
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Twelve types of bacteria were deemed "priorities" in urgent need of new antibiotics, according to a list released by the World Health Organization on Monday.


The first list of its kind, it highlights bacteria that global health experts believe pose the greatest threats to human health. The WHO is calling on governments and pharmaceutical companies to prioritize the development of new drugs against them.

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