All in Opinion

Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Could Kill Millions Globally by 2050, OECD Says: Public Health Watch

I landed in Glasgow, Scotland last week seeking some much-needed rest and relaxation. Instead, I was welcomed with blaring headlines in the local press: “Antibiotic-resistant superbugs 'will kill 90,000 Britons by 2050'.” Proof, again, that when it comes to risks from infectious diseases, that there is no such thing as rest—particularly for those who face these threats head on and work to protect society from them.

Tsunami of bacteria is on our doorstep

Superbugs are bacteria that are resistant to most, and sometimes all antibiotics. They are now causing many common infections in what is a major and growing international problem. Some of these infections have very limited options for therapy and will result in death.