LONDON – The spread of superbugs resistant to antimicrobial drugs shows no sign of slowing in Europe, health officials said on Tuesday, making food poisoning and other infections more difficult to treat.

Releasing data on the growth of antimicrobial resistance, the European Union’s commissioner for health and food safety said it should “ring alarm bells” across the region.

“The report released today…shows we are entering into a world where more and more common infections become difficult – or even sometimes impossible – to treat,” Vytenis Andriukaitis said in a statement.

 

Credit: CDC

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