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.

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Report calls for better protection of antibiotics stock

Dame Sally Davies has said the threat of antibiotic resistance is "as important as climate change for the world."

Government's Chief Medical Officer is urging the Government to raise the issue at the G8 summit in London next month.

Threat of antibiotic resistance is "as important as climate change for the world" Credit: Julien Behal/PA Archive

In a recent report she referred to the situation as a "catastrophic threat", and called for better protection of our current stock of antibiotics.

Dame Sally said we needed better incentives for the pharmaceutical industry to develop new drugs and asked ministers to ensure the issue is placed on the register.

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