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Microbial technology: a further preview of this year’s BSMT conference

This year’s British Society for Microbial Technology Annual Microbiology Conference will be held on 11 May at the RAF Museum in Hendon, North London. Here, BSMT Chair Dr Mark Wilks continues his preview of the programme and introduces two more themes of the meeting.

The following is the second of two articles previewing the Annual Scientific Conference of the British Society for Microbial Technology (BSMT), which this month covers further aspects of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and also childhood respiratory infections. You can read the first part of the preview here.

Global problem of AMR

In the previous article1 we highlighted problems in predicting the number of deaths that might be caused by unsuccessful treatment of AMR infections by 2050; however, what is not in dispute is that up to 90% of all deaths related to AMR are predicted to come from Africa and Asia. What are the particular problems with low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) that might account for this?

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