Superbugs which cause sepsis, pneumonia, and salmonella will soon be resistant to antibiotics, the World Health Organisation has warned as it called on governments to stop relying on pharmaceutical companies to solve the crisis. 
Experts have previously warned that resistance to the drugs that are used to fight infections could cause a bigger threat to mankind than cancer.
If antibiotics lose their effectiveness, key medical procedures – including organ transplantation, Caesarean sections, joint replacements and chemotherapy – could become too dangerous to perform.
Around 700,000 people around the world die annually due to drug-resistant infections and, if no action is taken, it has been estimated that such infections will kill 10 million people a year by 2050.
Now, the WHO has come up with a list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens” – 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health.
Medical research charity the Wellcome Trust said that the list was important to steer research …