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Wake-up call

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Antibiotics are almost consumed like sweets in Bahrain, but in the past few weeks, disturbing news has emerged from China that one of our last-resort antibiotics, colistin, can now be resisted by bacteria. Colistin is a toxic antibiotic that was abandoned in the Seventies due to its side-effects, but regained its popularity recently because it was the only chance for many seriously ill patients.

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