Because microbes that infect animals can often infect humans as well, it is important to understand how antimicrobial resistance develops in animal populations, especially populations in close contact with people such as livestock.
To beat the COVID-19 pandemic, a combination of strategies for testing, treatment, vaccination, and community mitigation measures is needed. Research on protective immunity is especially important, both because current understanding is limited and because of its implications for testing strategies and vaccination.
Antibiotic resistant infections and multi-drug resistant infections have been on the rise in recent years. When it comes to sepsis, these infections have the potential to be much more dangerous because they can be difficult to treat.