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Expert Warns Rise of Super Bugs

Wednesday 19th April / presented 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.

 

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