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The water sector’s answer to antibiotic resistance

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Can you imagine a world in which antibiotics no longer work?

Almost a century after Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin in 1928, the era of life-saving, life-enhancing antibiotics may be coming to an end. Antibiotics, able to effectively treat bacterial infections in humans, animals and plants, have enabled some of the greatest advances in modern medicine. Now, however, the emergence of resistant bacterial strains is accelerating, rapidly depleting our arsenal of antibiotics – and with few if any new antibiotics in the pipeline.

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