Antibiotic Resistance Is Now Rife across the Entire Globe.

A first-ever World Health Organization assessment of the growing problem calls for rapid changes to avoid the misery and deaths of a potential “post-antibiotic era”  

“A post antibiotic-era—in which common infections and minor injuries can kill—far from being an apocalyptic fantasy, is instead a very real possibility for the 21st century,” wrote Keiji Fukuda, WHO’s assistant director general for Health Security, in an introduction to the report. The crisis is the fruit of several decades of overreliance on the drugs and careless prescribing practices as well as routine use of the medicines in the rearing of livestock, the report noted.

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