When the future becomes the past: MRSA and microbial resistance

Let’s step into a time machine for a moment. Acquire some plutonium, unlock the Delorean, rev it up to 88 miles per hour and we’re good to go.  Destination: 1770.

an image of the skull & crossbonesThe late 18th century was a pretty great place. Nations were being thought up and defended, women piled their hair into fantastic curly creations complete with white powder and men could sport walking sticks without looking like a try-hard hipster.

Sounds great right?

Unfortunately, it was also a time when the result of contracting a minor cold was often death.

Back to the future… (get it?).

This is the scenario (albeit somewhat exaggerated) that awaits us as a society if we do not tackle the problem of antibiotic resistance, according to the top health official in the UK.

Read the full article here:
http://www.mrsaidblog.com/2013/03/when-the-future-becomes-the-past-mrsa-and-microbial-resistance/

Re-blogged from www.mrsaidblog.com

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