There have been concerns about Antibiotic resistance in bacteria within the scientific community for some time now. Over recent years this concern has come out of the woodwork and into the spotlight. There is a great threat to humanity if our antibiotics lose their effectiveness against bacteria, and the way we are over using antibiotics is not helping the cause.
Within the past decade the number of antibiotic resistant bacteria has dramatically increased. Hospitals seem to be getting hit the worst with these “Superbugs” and in some cases they are becoming entirely untreatable even with the “Last line Of Defense” antibiotics. Current WHO figures show that about 700,000 people die each year from resistant infections, and that figure is expected to rise to 10 million by 2050 if no actions are taken.
Here is a video showing how bacteria can easily evolve resistance to our common antibiotics.
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This video was created by IFL and shared on Greenism