Superbug infections 'worse than Ebola'

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, more informally dubbed ‘superbugs’ could cause a health catastrophe worse than the ebola crisis according to one of the region’s leading scientists.

Almost 5,000 people die in this country from antibiotic resistant infections each year.

Experts are warning that surgery as we know it for procedures like hip replacements or organ transplants could become impossible because of the rise in highly infectious bugs.

Now a new charity, Antibiotic Research UK, has been set up by a former York University professor to develop new effective drugs.