Global Resistance To 'Last Resort' Antibiotics Reported 6 years ago

Global Resistance To 'Last Resort' Antibiotics Reported

In recent decades it has emerged that the human race is becoming more and more resistant to common antibiotics, making it more difficult to cure common bacterial infections.

This worrying trend is growing with bacteria carrying a gene allowing them to resist a type of antibiotic called polymixin found in Denmark and China.


According to The New Scientist, the bacteria which cause common gut urinary and blood infections can now become resistant to all antibiotics, making some infections incurable.

The bacteria looks to have originated in China, where antibiotics are fed to promote growth in livestock.

If you are taking antibiotics, remember that they don't work on viral illnesses such as colds, most ear infections and throat infections not caused by strep.

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