Prof. John Prescott co-authored an opinion piece in Maclean’s Mar. 6 on why highly resistant bacteria is rapidly spreading and what can be done to prevent it from threatening global health outcomes.
The article was picked up by MSN.ca
A professor emeritus in the Department of Pathobiology and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, Prescott discussed the history and reasons for the spread of resistant bacteria, and why illness from these bacteria is becoming more common. He said Canada needs an action plan to tackle these health threats that includes public education campaigns, enhanced infection and prevention control, and greater surveillance of antibiotic use and resistance.
Prescott studies antibiotic resistance in farm animals, antimicrobial drug use and bacterial diseases in animals.