Thursday, May 1, 2014

Antibiotics Ineffective for Curing Infections

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[From article]
"This is not an abstract problem. We have a big problem now and it is going to get bigger.
"What do we do when we have infections we cannot treat or when we lose the ability to protect people when having chemotherapy? I think there are very concrete implications, " he said.
The report, Antimicrobial resistance: global report on surveillance, focuses on antibiotic resistance in seven different bacteria responsible for common, serious diseases such as sepsis, diarrhoea, pneumonia, urinary tract infections and gonorrhoea.

Antibiotic crisis bigger than Aids as common infections will kill, WHO warns
Common infections and minor scratches could soon kill because antibiotics are becoming useless against new superbugs, World Health Organisation warns

By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor
12:45PM BST 30 Apr 2014

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