Infectious diseases now controlled by advanced drug research and development may threaten the global population in a few years because of a lack of new antibiotics, warns a Prince Mahidol Award laureate.
Adviser to Siriraj Hospital’s Medical School dean, Sanjai Saengvichien, right, welcomes the five winners of this year’s PrinceMahidolAward yesterday. Theaward winners, from left, are: Kenneth Brown, Robert Black,Ananda Prasad, Kevin Marsh and Nicholas White. THITIWANNAMONTHA
Nicholas White, award recipient in the field of medicine, said streptococcus pneumoniae, or pneumococcus, which cause acute respiratory infections and sometimes meningitis, was potentially the biggest killer.
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