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Superbugs need united response, say Australian scientists


CSIRO report criticises data siloes, poor community understanding and lack of coordination

Australia’s response to superbugs has been sluggish and fragmented, a report from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation has said.

A “lack of coordination”, “data siloes” and poor community understanding are leaving the nation vulnerable, CSIRO says, and a focus on creating antibiotics risks overlooking prevention measures such as detection and anti-spread technologies.

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