Prof Dame Sally Davies
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Antibiotic resistance warning from health chiefs

Resistance to antibiotics is one of the greatest threats to modern health, experts say.

The warning from England's chief medical officer and the Health Protection Agency comes amid reports of growing problems with resistant strains of bugs such as E. coli and gonorrhoea.

The chief medical officer, Prof Dame Sally Davies, said the rise in antibiotic resistance must be tackled.

  • 16 Nov 2012
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