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‘Keep Antibiotics Working’

5,000 deaths are caused every year in England because antibiotics no longer work for some infections.

Public Health England’s ESPAUR report reveals that as antibiotic resistance grows, the options for treatment decrease.  Worryingly, 4 in 10 patients with an E.coli bloodstream infection in England cannot be treated with the most commonly used antibiotic in hospitals.

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