Britain’s health system could slip back by 200 years unless the “catastrophic threat” of antibiotic resistance is successfully tackled, the Government’s Chief Medical Officer warns today.
A strain of Salmonella bacteria traced to pork and beef sold at live animal markets is showing an alarming rise in antibiotic resistance, which the World Health Organization has warned is a growing global threat.
Phi Beta Iota: This is not news in one sense. Just as with cyber-security, peak oil, water catastrophe, the governments have had ample warning. Laurie Garrett, as a New York Times reporter, performed brilliantly in the 1990’s on this topic.