How Were Infections Treated Before Antimicrobial Therapies?

Here at BioFire Diagnostics, our mission is to make the world a healthier place through syndromic infectious disease testing technology. But our technology is just the latest in a long line of innovations throughout history that fight infections and, more recently, curb antimicrobial resistance. This history stretches back thousands of years before the invention of the diagnostic tools, antimicrobial therapies, and healthcare systems we are accustomed to today.

From medieval leeches to multiplex PCR, keep reading to discover the fascinating history of infectious disease treatments around the world.