Antibiotic Resistance

Bridget Williams Books

In ten years’ time, will antibiotics still work? Have we
let bacteria get the upper hand in the evolutionary arms

In the 1920s the discovery of the antibiotic penicillin
started a golden age of medicine. However, experts
warn that the end of that age may be just a decade
away. In this BWB Text, microbiologist Siouxsie Wiles
explores the looming crisis of antibiotic resistance and
its threat to New Zealand. Wiles concludes that New
Zealand must do more to protect the public from a
future without antibiotics.