His comments echo those of England's Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies.
Last year she described the growing resistance to antibiotics as a "ticking time bomb", and said the danger should be ranked alongside terrorism on a list of threats to the nation.
Previous chief medical officers have also warned about the threat from pathogens - bacteria, viruses and parasites. And G8 science ministers in London discussed the danger from drug resistant infectious agents when they met in June 2013.
The World Health Assembly of the WHO will discuss the issue in May 2014.
'Golden age' of antibiotics 'set to end'
Source: BBC News
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