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March 10th, 2013
New wave of ‘superbugs’ poses dire threat, says chief medical officer
Warning over rising death toll as antibiotics fail to tackle rising incidence of ‘gram negative’ bacterial diseases
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria with the potential to cause untreatable infections pose “a catastrophic threat” to the population, the chief medical officer for Britain warns in a report calling for urgent action worldwide.
If tough measures are not taken to restrict the use of antibiotics and no new ones are discovered, said Dame Sally Davies, “we will find ourselves in a health system not dissimilar to the early 19th century at some point”.
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