Friday, November 21, 2014

Ireland facing ‘silent epidemic’ of superbugs, doctors told

Antibiotic use in Irish nursing homes is twice as high as any other country in Europe.

Ireland and other European countries are experiencing a “silent epidemic” of superbugs caused by rising resistance to antibiotics, a conference on primary care has been told.
The problem far exceeds the threat posed by Ebola, with over 25,000 deaths a year inEurope due to multi-drug resistant organisms, according to Dr Nuala O’Connor of the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP).

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