The plate on the left contains bacteria that are susceptible to antibiotics while the one on the right contains antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Picture: Alamy The plate on the left contains bacteria that are susceptible to antibiotics while the one on the right contains antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Picture: Alamy
The plate on the left contains bacteria that are susceptible to antibiotics while the one on the right contains antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Picture: Alamy

Why China is at heart of fight to head off antibiotic apocalypse

With superbug resistant to world’s last-resort antibiotic recently found in China, the day when common illnesses and routine surgery become life threatening, and organ transplants impossible, draws ever closer

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The plate on the left contains bacteria that are susceptible to antibiotics while the one on the right contains antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Picture: Alamy The plate on the left contains bacteria that are susceptible to antibiotics while the one on the right contains antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Picture: Alamy
The plate on the left contains bacteria that are susceptible to antibiotics while the one on the right contains antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Picture: Alamy
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