New warnings say antibiotics could lead to disaster

World Today

After an exhaustive study, economist Jim O’Neill and a world team of scientists are warning of an antibiotic apocalypse.

Scientists studying pigs in China reported in November that bacteria like E.coli have mutated to become resistant to the last line of antibiotic defenses.

CCTV America’s Richard Bestic reports from London.

New warnings say antibiotics could lead to disaster

The latest report calls for tough new rules to be implemented globally in a bid to curb the rise of antibiotics -- the so-called 'superbugs'.


Dr. William Schaffner on an ‘Antibiotic Apocalypse’

CCTV America’s Asieh Namdar spoke with Dr. William Schaffner, Professor and Chair of at the Department of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in the U.S.

Dr. William Schaffner on an 'Antibiotic Apocalypse'

CCTV America's Asieh Namdar spoke with Dr. William Schaffner, Professor & Chair of Department of Preventive Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.