The World Health Organization (WHO) warned that if it continues in this way, it will not be able to avoid the epidemic, so it will raise awareness of misuse of medicines.
We've been warned a few times, but the warning sounds again. In other words, if we do not stop using antibiotics irresponsibly, the consequences will be far more serious than we might imagine.
There is no deception when warning.
The first day of the World Awareness Week on the use of antibiotics hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO), Monday, Nov. 12, was held to condemn the terrible use of this type of medication on nearly every planet. Sometimes used without a prescription.
Do you have to take my medicine?
Heavy use of antibiotics to make it easier can make antibiotics easier to expose to diseases that should not be a problem.
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"Without effective antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents, we will lose the ability to treat common infections like pneumonia," WHO expert Suzanne Hill said. Some epidemiologists have found that even if we do not do something about it, I will warn you.
How do you tolerate antibiotics?
This process is evolutionary and natural selection. Bacteria that survive antibiotics are bacteria that have natural mutations that can neutralize the effects of drugs.
Basically the same thing happens with a species. A surviving bacterium can pass on its mutation or resistance to its offspring, making it impossible to do more than a poor antibiotic is born.
To make matters worse …
On the one hand, we have countries that abuse antibiotics, but on the other hand there are generally poor countries with little access to these drugs.
According to a study published last week by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), antibiotic resistance could lead to 2.4 million deaths by 2050 in countries that make up the OECD. Life (as far as the most important thing) as well as the situation can cost the country's economy $ 350 billion per year.
But this is not a far-fetched reality. For example, according to the OECD, resistance to eight combinations of bacteria and top priority antibiotics varied from 14% in 2005 to 17% in 2015. Turkey, South Korea and Greece, and only 5% in countries like Northern Europe and the Netherlands.
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Forecasts predict that by 2030 Argentina, Brazil and Colombia will be 70% higher than 2005, a worrying situation for middle and low-income countries, such as exceeding 30% in 2015; 40% in China, Russia and Romania, and 57.1% in India.
What can I do about this?
First of all, in addition to promoting basic problems such as handwashing, experts are urging to improve hygiene in hospitals and health centers.
There is also a need for policies to increase the responsiveness and sensitivity of antibiotics, as well as safer testing to determine the bacterial or viral nature of the infection and to use appropriate therapies.
So, will you continue taking it every time you feel better?
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