Antibiotic Resistance

It's almost unbelievable to think that antibiotics were discovered less than a century ago, and that before then people were severely disabled or killed by what we now regard as easily treatable diseases. Scientists have been warning for years that bacteria is slowly becoming resistant to our wonder cure and that there is no plan B when the last carefully controlled antibiotics no longer work.

Recently there has been a few stories of potential new forms which prevent us going back to the dark ages so I'll be monitoring developments of those here.

Recent News

Antibiotic resistance is on the rise: a 9 per cent rise in the past year

Independent - 31-Oct-2019

Clock is ticking for antibiotics, so we need to act now and preserve them


New antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria can be threatening

Guardian - 11-Sep-2019

Many bacteria are now resistant to antibiotics such as carbapenems and colistin


Candida auris: deadly hospital acquired infection on the rise

BBC - 17-Aug-2019

One more superbug that can cause our undoing

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