WHO announced that antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development in the 21st century.
Antibiotic resistant infections will kill 10 million people a year worldwide
A failure to address the problem of antimicrobial resistance will result in:
Unless action is taken, by 2050 drug resistant infections will kill an extra 10 million people a year worldwide; more than currently die from cancer.
Costs would spiral to$10tn (£63tn). To put that in context, the annual GDP [gross domestic product] of the UK is about $3tn.