Basic Health Care Is under Threat: Antibiotics Loose Effectiveness, Presidential Report Says

September 19, 2014 2:53 AM

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Basic Health Care Is under Threat: Antibiotics Loose Effectiveness, Presidential Report Says

Eighty-six years after Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, we are facing the risk of losing the benefits of one of the most important medical advance in history. Bacterial infections were a top cause of death until antibiotics development took off. We may be getting back to square one, because due to intense and careless use of antibiotics, they are about to lose effectiveness.

Antibiotic resistance led to the death of 23.000 people in the last year alone and up to 2 million illnesses were connected to the new medical problem. The healthcare costs reached $20 billion.

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