European Officials: Antibiotic Resistance a Global Crisis – Waking Times : Waking Times

On Sunday, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control ECDC cited the widespread misuse of antibiotics for the global rise of antibiotic resistance. The concern is greater than the sum of ailing patients, the ECDC emphasized, since antibiotic resistance forces hospitals to care for people longer with progressively pricier solutions that not only increase healthcare costs but also, in many cases, completely fail. According to Professor Peter Hawkey, chair of the UK’s antibiotic-resistant group, antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections kill about 25,000 individuals each year in the European Union alone.

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