United Kingdom: Resistance to antibiotics is 'ticking time bomb'

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Independent: Britain's health system could slip back by 200 years unless the "catastrophic threat" of antibiotic resistance is successfully tackled, the Government's Chief Medical Officer warns today. In her first annual report, Dame Sally Davies says the problem of microbes becoming increasingly resistant to the most powerful drugs should be ranked alongside terrorism and climate change on the list of critical risks to the nation. The growing ineffectiveness of many antibiotics against infection is being...
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