India has to cover lot of ground to tackle antibiotic resistance: CSE

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The key message is that antibiotics should only ever be taken when a patient actually requires them to treat a specific bacterial infection.

The EU has already agreed on a ban for giving medications to healthy animals, but it will come into force in 2020 - after Brexit, The Guardian reports.

33 - the percentage of surgical patients who get a postoperative infection, of which 51 per cent can be antibiotic resistant. AMR occurs naturally but the phenomenon is hugely increased by excessive and inappropriate use of antimicrobial medicines and poor infection control and hygiene practices in humans and animals.

"If we all undertake to use antibiotics responsibly, and only when they are truly warranted, as well as adopting behaviours that can reduce the chances of falling ill in the first place, then together we can help to prevent further development of antibiotic resistance. People die from pneumonia, tuberculosis and other diseases caused by bacteria, because the bacteria does not respond to antibiotics, which should destroy it", - noted in the Ministry of health.

Barring global war or some catastrophic runaway virus emerging, "I think the greatest health-care threat moving forward around the world is absolutely antimicrobial resistance".

It claimed common infections, such as chlamydia, will become killers without immediate solutions to the growing crisis.

Like climate change, antibiotic resistance is a complex, worldwide problem.

By 2050, drug-resistant infections are predicted to lead to an estimated 2.4 million excess deaths in developed countries alone, according to a recent projection by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which represents nations like Canada, Australia, the US and the United Kingdom. Dr Zahida Sarwar said that unnecessary use of antibiotics has become a global challenge.

Also during this time, new antibiotics were being developed; however, researchers soon learned that some antibiotics were no longer effective.

In September, the World Health Organization warned antibiotics are "running out" as a report found a "serious lack" of new drugs in the development pipeline.

According to the IPU, heath services are seeing an increase in levels of antibiotic resistant infections, and this is thought to be largely due to the overuse and misuse of these drugs. If the government allowed group prevention to continue, the United Kingdom will have some of Europe's weakest regulatory standards.

But the problem lies mostly with the people who are unaware of the risks of misuse of antibiotics, according to doctors.

He further explains that another reason for antibiotics resistance is lack of capacity by most health facilities to do a culture test.

For instance, the Guardian has revealed instances of livestock-associated MRSA appearing among the human population, and it is growing more prevalent on United Kingdom farms.

Antibiotics save lives and are critical tools for treating a number of common and more serious infections.

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