GSL Investigator featured in Toronto Star article on the history of antibiotics

November 25, 2019
Dr. Susan Rogers Van Katwyk


On November 25, GSL Investigator Susan Rogers Van Katwyk was featured in an article on the history of antibiotics in the Toronto Star. In the article, Rogers Van Katwyk explained the main challenge with the use of antibiotics today, namely that every time a person takes an antibiotic, there is a risk that resistance develops right then and there. 

Progressing antibiotic resistance, according to Rogers Van Katwyk, has led to a situtation where diseases that could be treated with antibiotics only a decade ago, now do not respond to the treatment anymore. This leads to patients spending significantly more time recovering in hospitals and in the worst case to casualties.

You can read the full article here.