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Can a Scraped Knee Kill You?

Can a Scraped Knee Kill You?

There's a worldwide antibiotics crisis -- and it's your fault! You've taken too many antibiotics over the years and now there are several infectious diseases that are immune to that cure.

The UN's World Health Organization says this is a bigger problem than AIDS in the 1980s. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Cesar Arias at Houston's UT Health agrees.

"The crisis continues to go on. We're still unable to treat our patients and we're seeing more and more bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics."

In fact, Dr. Arias says it's worse in the U.S. than elsewhere because our high tech health environment prescribes so many antibiotics. Experts fear a worst case scenario where even something as harmless as a scraped knee could be fatal.

"We have a high level of care patients and very sick patients and high technology and taking care of these patients requires consuming a lot of antibiotics."

 

 

 

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