The world is facing an antibiotic apocalypse

Sally Davis urges governments to “act now”

The world is facing an “antibiotic apocalypse” because of the resistance of bacteria, warned former British chief physician Dr. Sally Davis, quoted by Eurekalert.

Antimicrobial or antibiotic resistance could be the “bell ringing to announce the death of modern medicine” and lead to an “antibiotic apocalypse,” she announced before the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

Sally Davis is the UK’s special envoy for antimicrobial resistance. @MasterSallyTrin

According to her, minimal progress has been made in limiting the resistance of bacteria to antibiotics. This poses very serious dangers.

The British expert warned that the market for antibiotics is in a very difficult situation.

“The profits from cancer drugs are $ 8 billion, and the losses from antimicrobials are $ 100 million. This means that our drug cabinets are becoming increasingly empty – because of bankruptcies, not because of a lack of scientific potential, “she said.

Sally Davis urges governments to “act now”. “It’s too late for many – they’re dead.”

The G7 countries announced last month that they would increase their budgets for antibiotic research, and Britain and the United States were subsidizing the development of new drugs.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believes that “infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria are complex and sometimes impossible to cure.”


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