Our last line of defense against antibiotic-resistant bacteria is beginning to fail, says ECDC

Our last line of defense against antibiotic-resistant bacteria is beginning to fail, says ECDC

'According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US, every year about two million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to anything we can throw at them and of those, at least 23,000 die. Now the European equivalent to the CDC, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has just reported on how well the EU is doing in the battle to keep deadly bugs at bay. And the news isn't great.'

Full article: newatlas.com/last-line-anti...

Neil

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  • Link got stuck... try this...

    newatlas.com/last-line-anti...

    First Source ECDC

    ecdc.europa.eu/en/press/new...

  • Sobering ...

    Thank you.

  • DIfficult to like this one. I was aware of this problem sitting on the near horizon the minute I read about the way CLL pateints gained compromised immune systems. Magement of immunity is going to get to be a much bigger art of what we have to do.

  • This is a frightening scenario for any healthy person never mind people who live with compromised immune systems. Let us all hope that funds will be made available for research for new drugs and ways to clean hospitals.

    Sandy Beaches