Yet again – antibiotic apocalypse is so close!

antibiotic resistance

Sunday 8th October 2017

On this Blog and in the classroom, I have so often highlighted this global threat – a tragedy about to happen. BACTERIAL ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE! This article from the Guardian newspaper reinforces the seriousness of the message. Bacteria are showing resistance to Colostin – a last resort antibiotic. The implications for medicine, for surgical interventions, for organ transplants, for newly-borns and for almost any bacterial illness treated by antibiotics are so worrying. The cause of the crisis? Without being diplomatic, the answer is human stupidity.