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Threat posed by resistance to antibiotics ‘ranks alongside terrorism’

Posted By admin On March 11, 2013 @ 6:39 am In World News | Comments Disabled

London Telegraph [1]
March 11, 2013

The problem is a “ticking time bomb” and should be put on the National Risk Register — which also includes “catastrophic terrorist attacks” and other civil emergencies, Prof Dame Sally Davies said.

Routine operations such as hip replacements could become fatal in just 20 years time if we lose the ability to fight infection, she said.

Dame Sally said the problem is “as important as climate change for the world” and urged the Government to raise the issue when meeting political leaders at the G8 summit in London in April.

In a report, Dame Sally also calls for better incentives for the pharmaceutical industry to develop new drugs.

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[1] London Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9921616/Threat-posed-by-resistance-to-antibiotics-ranks-alongside-terrorism.html

[2] Antibiotic-resistant diseases pose ‘apocalyptic’ threat, top expert says: http://www.prisonplanet.com/antibiotic-resistant-diseases-pose-apocalyptic-threat-top-expert-says.html

[3] Unvaccinated people a public health threat? Nope, people who take antibiotics are the real danger: http://www.prisonplanet.com/unvaccinated-people-a-public-health-threat-nope-people-who-take-antibiotics-are-the-real-danger.html

[4] Criticism of China’s Virus Research Ignores Similar Threat Posed by West: http://www.prisonplanet.com/criticism-of-chinas-virus-research-ignores-similar-threat-posed-by-west.html

[5] How medicine is killing us all: Antibiotics, superbugs and the next global pandemic: http://www.prisonplanet.com/how-medicine-is-killing-us-all-antibiotics-superbugs-and-the-next-global-pandemic.html

[6] FDA refuses to ban antibiotics in livestock, resorts to voluntary phase out that will be ignored by industry: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fda-refuses-to-ban-antibiotics-in-livestock-resorts-to-voluntary-phase-out-that-will-be-ignored-by-industry.html

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