7:00AM BST 14 Jul 2012
As bacteria become ever more resistant to drugs, world health experts fear a future without antibiotics.
On March 14 this year Margaret Chan stood up in a conference hall in Copenhagen and warned that life as we know it may be about to come to an end. The problem is simple to grasp. In the past 25 years bacteria have become increasingly immune to the antibiotics in our medical arsenal. At the same time, we have developed only a trickle of new drugs to take the place of those that have become useless. 'The cupboard is nearly bare,’ Chan said. READ MORE
"Ionic and colloidal silver kill bacteria differently then prescription antibiotics. They suffocate the enzyme that bacteria use to make oxygen. And generally target the aerobic(needing oxygen) bad bacteria while leaving the anaerobic gut flora(good bacteria) alone." beinki