More than 6,000 deaths a year could be caused by a 30% fall in the effectiveness of antibiotics, a report has suggested. England Chief Medical Officer has called the issue a ‘’ticking time bomb’’
The report opined that as many as half of all bacteria that cause infections after surgery are resistant to antibiotics in the US.
Lead study author Prof. Ramanan, Director of Centre for Disease Dynamic said antibiotics were bedrock of modern medicine but their reduced effectiveness was a significant challenge.
He further explained that antibiotics resistance is squeezing the value out of modern medicine and that resistance was already killing new born in the developing world and mostly elderly people in developed world.

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