November 20, 2015

I HOPE THIS IS WRONG: The Antibiotic Apocalypse Is Almost Here. “Researchers have discovered bacteria in China that can defeat even the “antibiotic of last resort,” reports the BBC, which describes the development as the possible start of an “antibiotic apocalypse.” MCR-1, the mutated gene that resists colistin, the antibiotic used when others fail, appears to already be widespread among livestock in China and is beginning to appear in an alarming number of human infections.”

Widespread use of antibiotics in livestock has been a dreadful idea.

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