The End of Antibiotics, Period

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Fri, Oct 25th, 2013 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to Dr. Arjun Srinivasan, an associate director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we have reached a level of antibacterial resistance that has made antibiotics completely useless.

We are quickly running out of therapies to treat some of these infections that previously had been eminently treatable. There are bacteria that we encounter, particularly in health-care settings, that are resistant to nearly all — or, in some cases, all — the antibiotics that we have available to us, and we are thus entering an era that people have talked about for a long time.

For a long time, there have been newspaper stories and covers of magazines that talked about “The end of antibiotics, question mark?” Well, now I would say you can change the title to “The end of antibiotics, period.”

We’re here. We’re in the post-antibiotic era. 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. ...

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