AMA doctors warn of resistant ‘superbugs’ making basic cuts deadly for hospital patients

The country’s top medical association warns that superficial cuts could be deadly and simple surgeries may be too risky due to the rise in antimicrobial-resistant superbugs.

In its new report, the Australian Medical Association says drug-resistant infections are already increasing medical treatments by an additional $10,000, with hospitals spending $16.8 million annually treating common drug-resistant infections.

Antibiotic-resistant infections were associated with nearly five million deaths worldwide in 2019, and that number could rise to 50 million each year by 2050.

AMA professor Steve Robson is urging Australia to create a Center for Disease Control like the US to deal with rising risks from antimicrobial-resistant superbugs

AMA professor Steve Robson is urging Australia to create a Center for Disease Control like the US to deal with rising risks from antimicrobial-resistant superbugs

AMA professor Steve Robson is urging Australia to create a Center for Disease Control like the US to deal with rising risks from antimicrobial-resistant superbugs

The association’s president, Professor Steve Robson, said it was “critical” wealthy nations like Australia that had started working on it.

“Unless there is a series of changes in government and industry, we are heading towards the medical middle ages,” he said.

“We are well on our way to returning to a time when a superficial scratch could be life-threatening and the procedures and treatments we now rely on are considered too risky due to the risk of an untreatable infection.”

The report, released on Saturday, suggests Australia set up its own Center for Disease Control as a separate agency to deal with disease and health threats.

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“We are well on our way to returning to a time when a superficial scratch could be life-threatening and the procedures and treatments we now rely on are considered too risky due to the risk of untreatable infection,” he said Professor Robson (pictured). highly resistant pathogenic bacterium, visible under the light microscope X 1000)

This new CDC would align with global practices to combat the spread of disease.

The report recommends improving antimicrobial practice in Australia through education and training.

It also argues that more needs to be done to incentivize antimicrobial production, research and development.

‘Australia should be a world leader as a prosperous industrial nation,’ said Professor Robson.

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