Antibiotic resistance, without a doubt, is one of the most concerning problems of the future and this was certainly brought across in the talk delivered by Professor Laura Bowater.
It is taken for granted that an infection can be cured with five days of tablets and now the world is paying the price for it. Bacteria is simply no longer affected by our stacks of antibiotics.
So, what can we- the global population- do about this? Well on a scientific note we need to increase antibiotic discovery, to be one step ahead of the mutating bacteria and always have another drug in the pipeline for the future.
Or we need to decrease the use of antibiotics, therefore, not going into a GP surgery and insisting you need them for a sore throat. Finally, something that anyone can do is wash our hands. Properly.
Washing hands with soap for the time it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice through.
So, if we don’t want the deaths from Antimicrobial resistance to overtake the deaths from cancer then we all need to do our bit to stop these deadly, mutating bacteria.