Sally Davies fears medical advances like transplants are at risk from resistant bacteria

The advances of modern medicine will be lost and the transplanting of organs abandoned if countries fail to tackle the rise in antibiotic resistance, Britain’s most senior medical adviser has warned.

Dame Sally Davies, the chief medical officer for England, told MPs on the health and social care committee on Tuesday that drug-resistant infections should now be recorded on death certificates to boost public awareness of the problem.

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