"In many ways, this is it. This is potentially the end. There are no antibiotics in the pipeline that have activity against NDM 1-producing Enterobacteriaceae… We have a bleak window of maybe 10 years, where we are going to have to use the antibiotics we have very wisely, but also grapple with the reality that we have nothing to treat these infections with. It is the first time it has got to this stage with these type of bacteria." You heard the man! This is it, people! According to Tim Walsh of Cardiff University, it's time to to tell the people that you love that you love them. Pneumonia and urinary tract infections, that's how we're gonna go. Perhaps this will pass like the MRSA scare and, oh right, every other panic of the last twenty years. Or not!
Tuesday, August 17th, 2010