Superbug Scenario: Antibiotic Resistance Will Be ‘Catastrophe’ on Par With Terrorism

March 11, 2013
Antibiotic-resistant superbugs will push medical science back to the 19th century, with people dying of minor infections, says Britain’s top health official. Dame Sally Davies, chief medical officer for England, said action is urgently needed to fight antibiotic and antimicrobial resistance and that new drugs must be developed to treat new mutating infections.