Growing Resistance To Antibiotics Contributing To 25,000 Deaths Each Year Across Europe


The European Commission is warning that humanity faces an uncertain future unless science can tackle growing human and animal resistance to anti-biotics.

The problem is now costing 25,000 deaths per year in Europe and adding €1.5B to healthcare costs.

The commission is investing €200M over the next three years to combat growing anti-biotic resistance.

Ruth Deasy of the EU office in Dublin, says if the problem isn’t tackled successfully, routine hospital operations may become a thing of the past.