Antibiotic resistance could lead to more deaths, says Dr Robin Howe


Increasing resistance to antibiotics could lead to more illness and deaths, says the doctor responsible for managing their effectiveness in Wales.

Dr Robin Howe said clinicians and patients must accept they could only be used when they had most benefit.

Each year in Wales there are about 2,000 blood stream infections caused by E. coli, which resulted in death for one in five sufferers, he said.

He is concerned that number will rise if resistance to antibiotics continues.

Brian Meechan reports for Sunday Politics Wales.

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