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    Appeal for new antibiotics after resistant E.coli infections treble

    " An increase in infections that are resistant to all known antibiotics is threatening Britain and the world, unless ways can be found to develop and finance new drugs, public health experts warned yesterday.

    Fears have been heightened by a three-fold rise in resistant strains of E.coli, one of the hardest-to-treat infections, which can cause serious illness and death.
    The Health Protection Agency said yesterday that of 20,000 blood stream infections caused by E.coli in an average year, the proportion that were resistant to antibiotics rose from 4 per cent in 2000 (800 cases) to 12 per cent in 2006, but that there were no new drugs being developed, or in the pipeline, to tackle them...."

    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-st...le-925584.html

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    Originally posted by agnes
    " An increase in infections that are resistant to all known antibiotics is threatening Britain and the world, unless ways can be found to develop and finance new drugs, public health experts warned yesterday.

    Fears have been heightened by a three-fold rise in resistant strains of E.coli, one of the hardest-to-treat infections, which can cause serious illness and death.
    The Health Protection Agency said yesterday that of 20,000 blood stream infections caused by E.coli in an average year, the proportion that were resistant to antibiotics rose from 4 per cent in 2000 (800 cases) to 12 per cent in 2006, but that there were no new drugs being developed, or in the pipeline, to tackle them...."

    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-st...le-925584.html
    Yup. Evolution is winning the antibiotic race to control bacterial infections. Wise.

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