“The implications will be devastating”, warns Keiji Fukuda, the WHO’s assistant director-general for health security. What he’s referring to is the now very real threat of long-term and wide-spread implications of drug-resistant superbugs, as outlined in a new report recently released by the WHO.

With data being used from 114 countries, the report revealed that threatening superbugs can now be found in every region of the world. Importantly, the report noted that there isn’t a single superbug found across the globe, but in fact numerous strains which are resistant to common last-resort treatments for the implications of gonorrhea, E.coli, and the Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria, among others.

Some experts believe that achievements of modern medicine are now in jeopardy as a result of the growing prevalence of such bugs, which are suggested to have developed and spread from the overuse or misuse of antibiotics.

With the release of the report, groups such as Antibiotic Action, are calling for concrete steps to be taken.

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