Overusing antibiotics could kill us

ANTIBIOTIC overuse could see Australians die from common infections.

The Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control says antibiotic overuse may take Australia back to the 1920s when common infections - such as golden staph - were a death sentence.

ACIPC spokesman Professor Peter Collignon said our resistance to super bugs was rapidly decreasing.

"The more we use antibiotics the more resistance builds up in bacteria, both in the community and hospitals, and the more we are prone to fatal consequences," Prof Collignon said.

Prof Collignon said limiting antibiotic use could save lives.

"If we limit their use now we will have more time to develop better drugs and vaccines," he said.

- APN NEWSDESK



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