Antibiotics Resistance

Report warns of mass death from superbugs

  1. Context: Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, commissioned by the British government
  2. Superbugs: Emerge when infections become immune to existing drug, allowing minor injuries and common infections to become deadly
  3. Emergency: Ten million people could die by 2050 unless sweeping global changes are agreed to tackle increasing resistance to antibiotics
  4. Threat: It needs to be seen as the economic and security threat that it is, and be at the forefront of the minds of heads of state
  5. Steps: The overuse of antibiotics should be reduced by cutting the vast quantities of medicines given to farm animals
  6. Also, improving diagnoses to stop unnecessary prescriptions, a global public awareness campaign

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