Health Warning In Place Across Australia Over New Disease
Doctors are getting very concerned.
Scientists have found a high drug-resistant bacteria in every state in Australia and it is ‘untreatable’.
The warning comes from a new national surveillance system that found more than 1,000 bacteria that are resistant to last-line antibiotics in the 12 months to March 2017. The most frequently identified critically antimicrobial drug was a strain of gonorrhoea-causing bacterium.
"Not having antibiotics to treat these infections would be a nightmare. It means people will die that don't need to die,”Professor John Turnidge from the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care told Fairfax.
"At the sharp end, you have patients who develop blood poisoning and septicaemia … these patients get desperately ill and end up in intensive care units”