(NaturalNews) The day is coming when the host of antibiotics doctors currently use to
fight off bacterial infections won’t work anymore, leaving the world’s population vulnerable to everything from scratches on your knee to disease, according to the United Nation‘s (UN) World Health Organization (WHO).
That’s because bacteria are becoming so resistant to common antibiotics that the phenomenon will bring about the “end of modern medicine as we know it,” warns Margaret Chan, the director-general of WHO.
What that will mean for mankind, she says, is that – if current trends persist – today’s antibiotics will essentially become useless, and so much so that even routine operations won’t be possible. A cut could be fatal.
More than that, however, breakthrough drugs to treat long-standing diseases like tuberculosis, malaria and HIV/AIDS would suddenly become ineffective.
Speaking to a conference of infectious disease experts in Copenhagen, Denmark, recently, Chan said it’s possible the world could be moving towards a “post-antibiotic era.”
“Things as common as strep throat or a child’s scratched knee could once again kill,” she said. “Antimicrobial resistance is on the rise in Europe and elsewhere in the world. We are losing our first-line antimicrobials.”