Wednesday, April 30, 2014

WHO: We may be approaching a post-antibiotic era


Tonight, NBC News presented the World Health Education’s report on the development of antibiotic resistance strains of bacteria and the danger that we will enter a “post-antibiotic era”.


Overuse of antibiolitcs by ordinary individuals is part of the problem, as is the use of antibiotics in agriculture.

WHO’s own news release is here.
  
Imagine not having an antibiotic for strep throat.  I recall that at one time penicillin always worked against them, and eventually it required erythromycin.


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