Antimicrobial resistance is a very modern horror story. If you want to know more, this book by Professor Dame Sally Davies (Chief Medical Officer for England- incidentally the first woman to hold this post), Dr Jonathan Grant and Professor Mike Catchpole is brilliant. It’s a short read that’s not preachy or patronising.
Sally Davies addresses not just patients and doctors but also the farming industry and pharmaceutical companies. And if we’re going to survive antimicrobial mutation we’re going to have to work across borders.
Plus there’s some sobering statistics about handwashing.