Antibiotics Resistance

March 11, 2013 by  

Antibiotics Resistance, Drastic warnings from the Government’s Chief Medical Officer about the coming threat from antibiotic-resistant bacteria were echoed today by the Health Protection Agency.

The agency supported the call by Dame Sally Davies for antibiotic resistance to be treated as a major national risk on a par with climate change or t*rror*sm, and produced data of its own graphically illustrating how rapidly the threat was rising.

Figures from the HPA’s Antimicrobial Resistance Reference Laboratory show that in 2003 there were three samples which tested positive for antibiotic resistance – but last year, there were 800.

“It is this dramatic rise in the numbers of cases that warrants active intervention not just from Government, but also from healthcare institutions, the pharmaceutical industry, patients and the general public, to address this very serious problem,” the HPA said.

Publishing her first annual report, Dame Sally said that the threat of drugs becoming useless through resistance was so great that if it were not tackled, in 20 years’ time routine surgery might involve a serious risk of death, and Britain would have a health system comparable to that of 200 years ago.

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