THE SILENT PANDEMIC
The resistance to antibiotics
The world is on the cusp of a major threat: bacteria are developing resistance to existing antibiotics faster than new ones are coming onto the market. An ever-widening gap is opening up.
For the first time in recent history, we must come to terms with the fact that not all bacterial infections are treatable - with implications in all areas of medicine, from surgery to oncology.
The WHO has been using term "silent pandemic" because resistance to antibiotics is creeping unnoticed in society, but with the potential to upend our health system.