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CDC Associate Director: ‘We’ve Reached the End of Antibiotics.”

CDC Associate Director: ‘We’ve Reached the End of Antibiotics.” 1

Um. Just wash your hands really, really, really well from now on and hope for the best. Seriously, though: Bad news.

Via Raw Story:

In an interview that aired on PBS’s Frontline, an associate director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Arjun Srinivasan, said that “for a long time, there have been newspaper stories and covers of magazines that talked about ‘The end of antibiotics, question mark?’ Well, now I would say you can change the title to ‘The end of antibiotics, period.’”

“We’re in the post-antibiotic era,” he continued. “There are patients for whom we have no therapy, and we are literally in a position of having a patient in a bed who has an infection, something that five years ago even we could have treated, but now we can’t.”

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