Antechinus: Antibiotic Resistance Risk Nears Catastrophic Possibilities

02 Infectious Disease, 07 Health

Resistance to antibiotics risks health ‘catastrophe’ to rank with terrorism and climate change

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.

CDC charts the alarming rate of antibiotic resistant bugs

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.

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