Antibiotics vital for fighting drug resistant superbugs drastically overused in many countries, WHO report warns

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www.independent.co.uk—Antibiotics meant to be held in reserve for when first and second resort drugs fail account for more than half of prescribing in 49 countries

Drug-resistant bacteria killed more than 33,000 people in EU in 2015, according to new research published warning superbugs were "threatening modern healthcare." The mortality burden was highest in Italy and Greece, with Italy alone accounting for more than third of all EU superbug deaths.. The mortality burden was highest in Italy and Greece, with Italy alone accounting for more than a third of all EU superbug deaths in the year studied.