1/23/2013

Antibiotic-resistant diseases pose 'apocalyptic' threat, top expert says (The Guardian, January 23 2013)

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Antibiotic-resistant diseases pose 'apocalyptic' threat, top expert says

‎23 January ‎2013 | Ian Sample

Britain's most senior medical adviser has warned MPs that the rise in drug-resistant diseases could trigger a national emergency comparable to a catastrophic terrorist attack, pandemic flu or major coastal flooding. Dame Sally Davies, the chief medical officer, said the threat from infections that are resistant to frontline antibiotics was so serious that the issue should be added to the government's national risk register of civil emergencies.

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