Can we change our behaviour to prevent superbugs?

Analysis: the invisible threat of antibiotic resistance is a health issue that urgently needs addressing by all of us, from farmers to consumers

By Alison Burrell and Áine ReganTeagasc

As we've seen recently, changing people’s behaviour is really difficult - even change to protect your health and those around you. At the start of 2020, could you have imagined that something as simple as going to the gym or meeting up for a coffee suddenly can’t happen because of an invisible threat to your health? Without everyone understanding why we need to stay apart and feeling motivated to protect others, trying to change people’s routines would have been next to impossible.


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