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.
Phage therapy keeps a fatal bacterial infection under controlBBC - 08-May-2019
Could be used to treat drug resistant bacterial infections in the futureRead more...
Arsenic could be used in new broad-spectrum antibioticMedical Xpress - 16-Apr-2019
Arsenic already used in other treatments so safer than it soundsRead more...
Hospitals around the world find drug resistant fungusLive Science - 08-Apr-2019
One-third of C. auris are resistant to two antifungal drug classesRead more...