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March 11, 2013

Antibiotics are ticking time-bomb, warns medical chief

Filed under: from internet /other medias — heidi @ 15:00

a short video:
watch it, 2.33 min, published on The Telegraph, March 11, 2013.

  • The Government’s Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies says the threat posed by antibiotic resistance is a “ticking time-bomb”, which should be put on the National Risk Register.
  • The threat posed by resistance to antibiotics should be ranked alongside terrorism on a list of threats to the nation, the Government’s Chief Medical Officer has said.
  • 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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