'For a long time, there have been newspaper stories and covers of magazines that talked about "The end of antibiotics, question mark?"' said Dr Arjun Srinivasan. 'Well, now I would say you can change the title to "The end of antibiotics, period.”'
A high-ranking official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared in an interview with PBS that the age of antibiotics has come to an end.
Dr Arjun Srinivasan, Associate Director of the CDC….sat down with Frontline over the summer for a lengthy interview about the growing problem of antibacterial resistance.
Srinivasan, …,said that both humans and livestock have been overmedicated to such a degree that bacteria are now resistant to antibiotics.
‘We're in the post-antibiotic era,' he said. 'There are patients for whom we have no therapy, and we are literally in a position of having a patient in a bed who has an infection, something that five years ago even we could have treated, but now we can’t.’.
Stay healthy and stay out of hospitals if you possibly can.Posted by Jill Fallon at October 29, 2013 11:40 AM | Permalink