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Routine operations could become deadly "in the very near future" as bacteria evolve to resist the drugs we use to combat them. This process could erase a century of medical advances, say government doctors in a special editorial in The Lancet health journal.
Although the looming threat of antibiotic, or anti-microbial, resistance has been known about for years, the new warning reflects growing concern that the NHS and other national health systems, already under pressure from ageing populations, will struggle to cope with the rising cost of caring for people in the "post-antibiotic era". - The Independent
Drug-Resistant Superbugs on the Rise, Experts Warn - IBTimes UK
Superbugs that are increasingly resistant to antibiotics pose a grave threat to human health and could cause "unimaginable setbacks" to a century of medical advances, leading experts have warned.
A group of 26 scientists led by Professor Otto Cars of Uppsala University in Sweden have published new research showing that routine operations could become deadly in the near future as bacteria evolve and become more resistant to drugs.