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Thursday 11 June 2015
WAidid video pills: Ron Dagan on vaccines as a tool to reduce antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance is becoming a global problem, since resistance causes the spread of new infections andmakes it difficult to treat others.

One possible solution to antimicrobial resistance is reducing the use of antibiotics. But in this video professor Ron Dagan (Ben Gurion University, Israel) addresses the question whether it is possible to find vaccines that are directed against antibiotic resistance organism and explain, through the pneumococcal paradigm, the possibility to reduce the resistance - consequently diseases - through vaccination.