“Sorry, there is nothing we can do to cure your infection” may soon be words doctors are saying to patients throughout the world. Thanks to farmers in China who have fed their livestock an antibiotic known as the “last line of defense”, there is now a bacteria that is resistant to every antibiotic known to man.
“It could plunge medicine back into the Dark Ages.” Overuse of antibiotics on Chinese pig farms has led to a strain of bacteria becoming resistant to the last effective antibiotic we had. And it’s spreading. Could this be the start to the post-antibiotic era?