Wednesday 19th April / posted by Em Burrows
Current dependency on antibiotics may prove lethal for modern society.
An expert in the fields has warned over-prescription, and repeated and improper use of antibiotics is giving rise to ‘superbugs’ bacteria resistant to treatment.
And it could have dire consequences.
Simple childhood infections could become life-threatening while chemotherapy and organ transplantation would no longer be possible.
This affects us Australians are among the highest users per capita of antibiotics world-wide.
President of the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases, Professor Cheryl Jones, is calling for action and joined Em on The Mag.