ANTIBIOTIC MISUSE

LED TO A RISE IN ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE POST COVID

Published By Livemint | 10 Dec, 2022

Antimicrobial Resistance(AMR) is microbes’ ability to surpass antibiotics

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Bacteria causing bloodstream infections showed high AMR in 1st year of Covid: WHO

WHO report studied the data from 87 countries in 2020.

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Overuse & misuse of antibiotics made microbes resistant to last-resort antibiotics

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Above 50% resistance was found in bacteria causing life-threatening infections: Research

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8% of infections  stopped responding to a vital last-resort drugs group

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High cost, long time &  pricing pressure, reduced investment in R&D for new antibiotics

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No. of pharma companies in space has reduced from 20 to 2 in 40 years

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More research and development can help in finding the reason behind the jump in AMR

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