Atlanta (CBS Atlanta) – The World Health Organization published a report on Wednesday stating that drug-resistant bacteria have become a serious problem for public health not only in developing countries, but around the globe, including the U.S.
Very high rates of drug resistance can be found in common bacteria, and WHO goes as far as to say that we are fast-approaching a future where minor infections, injures, and illnesses such as E. Coli could lead to death; possibly within this century.
“The world is headed for a post-antibiotic era in which common infections and minor injuries which have been treatable for decades can once again kill,” Dr. Keiji Fukuda, one of the WHO’s assistant director-generals, warned in a recent release.
The U.S. has reason to be concerned as well, with doctors and hospitals possibly having nothing to offer when drug-resistant infections occur. “We are really seeing the emergence of this all…
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