My Husband Became a Poster Child of the Post-Antibiotic Era

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Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Photos Getty/Science Photo LibraryAs an infectious disease epidemiologist, you’d think that I would have known that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a more immediate threat to global health than climate change. But it took a superbug that was resistant to all antibiotics to attack my husband, who nearly died after seven cases of septic shock and nine months of hospitalization, to give me the biggest wake-up call of my life. In November 2015, Tom and I...


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