Drug-resistant infections pose a 'catastrophic threat'

Our overuse and over-reliance on antibiotics has created a catastrophic threat to the population, the government's chief medical officer warned today.

Dame Sally Davies said drug-resistant infections could turn back time to the early nineteenth century when patients risked dying from routine operations.

ITV News' Medical Editor Lawrence McGinty reports:

Read: Chief Medical Officer: Drug resistance could take healthcare back to the 1800s

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Antibiotics resistance warning

The threat posed by antibiotic resistance should be ranked alongside terrorism on a list of threats to the nation, the Government's chief medical officer for England has said.