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.
New antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria can be threateningGuardian - 11-Sep-2019
Many bacteria are now resistant to antibiotics such as carbapenems and colistinRead more...
Candida auris: deadly hospital acquired infection on the riseBBC - 17-Aug-2019
One more superbug that can cause our undoingRead more...
Superbug causes a six fold rise in death toll in European hospitalsBBC - 29-Jul-2019
How soon will we run out of effective antibiotics at this rate?Read more...