Superbug warning on the rise: Health chiefs urge Britons to ‘treat antibiotics with respect’ amid fears common bugs could eventually become incurable

The figures showed a recent sharp rise in antibiotic prescriptions after years of decline.  According to the UKHSA, 58,224 people in England had an antibiotic-resistant infection in 2022, a four per cent increase on 2021.

People are being urged to “treat themselves with antibiotics with respect” amid concerns about deaths from complaints that should be treated. The number of people dying from antibiotic-resistant infections rose …

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