The following video asks the question what is antibiotic resistance? Dr Chris van Tulleken, an infectious diseases doctor looks at the growth in antibiotic resistance, its consequences for the human race and simple steps we can all take to become antibiotic guardians.
Antibiotics have been one of the major breakthroughs in modern medicine. We have Sir Alexander Fleming to thank for discovering them in the first place. However we could be on the verge of saying goodbye to them for good as antimicrobial resistance increases.
It is easy to underestimate the power antibiotics have to get rid of infections of all kinds.