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The British TV - BBC Horizon - Margaret Chan - Tonight TV - Panorama TV - Bonnie Bassler - A P J Abdul-Kalam - BBC News online - Alexander Fleming - The Truth About Antibiotics TV -  

 

 

30,462.  One of the most significant medical discoveries of the century - Fleming identifies the mould ... The health of the British people is transformed.  (Great Britain & England & Medicine & Antibiotic)  The British VII: War and Peace

 

 

64,466.  There is an invisible world.  The microscopic world of bacteria.  Some of these bacteria are going rogue.  Becoming super-bugs we can’t control.  Antibiotics are one of the miracles of modern medicine.  And scientists now worry that super-bugs are emerging which are becoming totally resistant to these drugs.  (Bacteria & Antibiotic)  Horizon: Defeating the Superbugs, BBC 2012

 

64,467.  Over the last decade scientists have witnessed outbreaks around the world where antibiotics we’ve relied on in the past have stopped working.  These outbreaks have been caused by new types of bacteria.  (Bacteria & Antibiotic)  ibid.

 

64,468.  A super-bug can soon become a citizen of the world.  (Bacteria & Antibiotic)  ibid.

 

64,469.  We are beginning to see this level of resistance all over the world.  (Bacteria & Antibiotic)  ibid.

 

64,470.  More than three-quarters of the antibiotics we regularly use in hospitals today were taken from microbes in the soil.  (Bacteria & Antibiotic)  ibid.

 

64,471.  Phage medicines are still in the early stages.  (Bacteria & Antibiotic)  ibid.

 

 

92,842.  South of Moscow north of Turkey scientists in the Republic of Georgia may hold our last defence against the super-bugs, against the advance of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.  From this sewage come a medicine.  A medicine made from a virus.  A virus that cures.  (Virus & Bacteria & Antibiotic)  Horizon: Phage – The Virus That Cures

 

92,843.  The more antibiotics we use the more resistant bacteria becomes.  (Virus & Bacteria & Antibiotic)  ibid.

 

92,844.  No fundamentally new antibiotic has been discovered for more than thirty years.  (Virus & Bacteria & Antibiotic)  ibid.

 

92,845.  Phage medicine had its hey-day in the 1980s; it was manufactured in factories across the Soviet Union.  (Virus & Bacteria & Antibiotic)  ibid.

 

92,846.  By 1941 Phage was still thought too unreliable to be useful by researchers in the West.  (Virus & Bacteria & Antibiotic)  ibid.

 

92,847.  The beauty of Phage as a medicine is that they are alive so they can change just as bacteria do.  (Virus & Bacteria & Antibiotic)  ibid.

 

92,848.  This could be a key new drug for the West.  (Virus & Bacteria & Antibiotic)  ibid.

 

 

92,850.  Some experts say we are moving back to the pre-antibiotic era.  No.  This will be a post-antibiotic era ... the pipeline is virtually dry.  A post-antibiotic era means, in effect, an end to modern medicine as we know it.  Things as common as strep throat or a child's scratched knee could once again kill.  (Antibiotics & Medicine)  Margaret Chan

 

 

80,823.  What happens when the drugs stop working?  (Medicine & Antibiotic)  When the Drugs Don't Work: Tonight, ITV 2013

 

80,824.  Antibiotics are the bedrock of modern medicine ... There’s growing concern they are losing their effectiveness.  (Medicine & Antibiotic)  ibid.

 

 

80,819.  Have you ever taken an antibiotic?  And did you really need this miracle medicine?  Tonight Panorama investigates the rise of the superbugs.  (Medicine & Antibiotic)  Panorama: Antibiotic Apocalypse, BBC 2015

 

 

97,896.  Is farming fueling one of the biggest health threats facing humanity?  We meet the people for whom the drugs have stopped working.  Superbugs are on the rise … (Antibiotics & Farming)  Panorama: Antibiotic Crisis

 

 

92,851.  When antibiotics became industrially produced following World War II, our quality of life and our longevity improved enormously.  No-one thought bacteria were going to become resistant.  (Antibiotic & Bacteria)  Bonnie Bassler

 

 

92,852.  Widespread use of antibiotics promotes the spread of antibiotic resistance.  Smart use of antibiotics is the key to controlling its spread.  A P J Abdul Kalam

 

 

92,853.  Resistance to antibiotics poses a ‘major global threat’ to public health, says a new report by the World Health Organization.

 

It analysed data from 114 countries and said resistance was happening now ‘in every region of the world’.

 

It described a ‘post-antibiotic era’, where people die from simple infections that have been treatable for decades.

 

There were likely to be ‘devastating’ implications unless ‘significant’ action was taken urgently, it added.  BBC news online article 30th April 2014 ‘Antibiotic Resistance Now Global Threat WHO Warns’

 

 

92,854.  It has been demonstrated that a species of penicillium produces in culture a very powerful antibacterial substance which affects different bacteria in different degrees.  Generally speaking it may be said that the least sensitive bacteria are the Gram-negative bacilli, and the most susceptible are the pyogenic cocci ... In addition to its possible use in the treatment of bacterial infections penicillin is certainly useful ... for its power of inhibiting unwanted microbes in bacterial cultures so that penicillin insensitive bacteria can readily be isolated.  (Antibiotic & Bacteria)  Alexander Fleming      

 

 

124,497.  There’s a wonder drug we all rely on.  It fight infections.  And makes it possible for us to have life-saving operations.  It’s vital in modern medicine … But we’ve taken them for granted.  We’ve been overusing antibiotics, and the bacteria that cause infections are being resistance to them.  The Truth About Antibiotics, BBC 2019

 

124,498.  Antibiotics only work against bacteria.  ibid.

 

124,499.  We do desperately need new antibiotics.  ibid.