FAQ
Log In
Saturday 3rd December 2016
News
 › 
 › 

Antibiotics resistance worry

11th March 2013

Professor Dame Sally Davies, the government's chief medical officer, has warned that antibiotic resistance is a potential "ticking time bomb".

PillPacket1

Dame Sally said the danger of resistance to antibiotics could prove to be as serious a threat as terrorism and the government needed to raise the point at April's G8 summit.

She said: "If we don't take action, then we may all be back in an almost 19th Century environment where infections kill us as a result of routine operations. We won't be able to do a lot of our cancer treatments or organ transplants." 

"We haven't had a new class of antibiotics since the late 80s and there are very few antibiotics in the pipeline of the big pharmaceutical companies that develop and make drugs," she added. 

 

Share this page

Comments

There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!


Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Article Information

Title: Antibiotics resistance worry
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 23877
Date Added: 11th Mar 2013

Sources

BBC News

Recent Related Articles

Levels of cleanliness lower natural resistance to bacteria

Actions

Add to scrapbook
Show Comments
Add comment
Find all related articles

Tags

Mayden - Innovative cloud-based applications for healthcare
© Mayden Foundation 2016