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#1 User is offline   interestrateripoff 

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 10:04 AM

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The world is entering an era where injuries as common as a child's scratched knee could kill, where patients entering hospital gamble with their lives and where routine operations such as a hip replacement become too dangerous to carry out, the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned.

There is a global crisis in antibiotics caused by rapidly evolving resistance among microbes responsible for common infections that threaten to turn them into untreatable diseases, said Margaret Chan, director general of the WHO.

Addressing a meeting of infectious disease experts in Copenhagen, she said that every antibiotic ever developed was at risk of becoming useless.

"A post-antibiotic era means, in effect, an end to modern medicine as we know it. Things as common as strep throat or a child's scratched knee could once again kill."

She continued: "Antimicrobial resistance is on the rise in Europe, and elsewhere in the world. We are losing our first-line antimicrobials.

"Replacement treatments are more costly, more toxic, need much longer durations of treatment, and may require treatment in intensive care units.


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Posted 16 March 2012 - 10:40 AM

Perhaps a better focus on nutritional and behavioural health would have helped a few decades ago. Too late now perhaps?

On the other hand, it's only a matter of time and effort before someone develops some new meds.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 05:57 PM

There are alternatives to antibiotics., eg phages, viruses trained to hunt down and kill bacteria (whilst not harming the patient at all!) Those bacteria won't know what hit them!

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 06:03 PM

View Postinterestrateripoff, on 16 March 2012 - 10:04 AM, said:

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Scaremongering or is the situation really getting that bad?

Health Chief Warns: Age Of being able to afford to treat all of you is ending with the debt cycle, here, have some paracetamol

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This post has been edited by Georgia O'Keeffe: 16 March 2012 - 06:31 PM


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