Press release

Antibiotic resistance poses alarming threat

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest threats to modern health and we face a future without cures for infection if antibiotics are not used responsibly, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Professor Dame Sally Davies warned today, on the eve of European Antibiotic Awareness Day (18th November).