Su­per­bugs warn­ing

Warwickshire Telegraph - - NATIONAL -

MORE THAN 90,000 Bri­tons will die due to bugs re­sis­tant to treat­ment with an­tibi­otics over the next three decades, es­ti­mates sug­gest.

The Or­gan­i­sa­tion for Eco­nomic Co-op­er­a­tion and De­vel­op­ment warned that superbug in­fec­tions will kill around 2.4 mil­lion peo­ple across Europe, North Amer­ica and Aus­tralia by 2050.

But sim­ple mea­sures such as hand wash­ing and more pru­dent pre­scrip­tions of an­tibi­otics could avert some of the deaths, the au­thors said.

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