Month: October 2015

Fears grow over increased antibiotic resistance

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More than 6,000 deaths a year could be caused by a 30% fall in the effectiveness of antibiotics in the US, a report in The Lancet suggests.

It said most of the extra deaths would happen in patients having colorectal surgery, blood cancer chemotherapy and hip replacements.

As BBC reports, UK experts said the study confirmed their fears that antibiotic resistance would affect routine surgery.

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