How we can help prevent antibiotic resistance

Fitness Facts: Why antibiotics are tough to get

He said: "By the time such patient is presented at the hospital to get prescription drugs to address certain health challenge, you discover that there is resistance, you now need to take a high and more improved medication that comes at a higher cost. This should raise alarm bells about the kind of post-Brexit trade deal the United Kingdom may agree with the USA, where antibiotics are used in enormous quantities in livestock".

And resistance which develops in animals can pass through meat and dairy products into humans, making the medicines less effective for us, too.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), Dr. Rashid Aman said that the threat posed by resistant genes and drug- resistant infections continued to increase thus the need for strengthened and formal governance coordination mechanism to synchronize the response to AMR.

But this World Antibiotic Awareness Week, NPS MedicineWise is joining health bodies from around the globe in urging people to understand antibiotic resistance isn't just happening in other countries: it's happening here, and it's happening now.

Vaginal infections were the third most common condition treated behind diarrhoea.

"The pathogens survive, grow and spread their resistance".

The week-long program, from November 12-18, run simultaneously with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week.

Antimicrobial resistance - or AMR - is a global threat, with an estimated 700,000 people dying from resistant infections every year. It is expected to lead to a 3.8 per cent loss in GDP and 10 million deaths annually by 2050, CSE said. According to the Vermont Department of Health, this Halloween season brought with it an outbreak of a stomach bug that is resistant to most antibiotics that would be used to treat it.

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Embrace a healthy lifestyle, through eating a balanced nutritious diet, getting enough exercise, and practising good hygiene.

A middle ear infection, also called otitis media, occurs when a virus or bacteria cause the area behind the eardrum to become inflamed.

Clean your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and clean water in your home, office, school, gym, etc.

Common examples of irrational antibiotic use are treating a simple cold or flu without following the doctor's order of finishing the course of therapy within a given timeframe.

Antibiotics are not always the answer. The two key messages of the awareness week as propagated by the WHO: Think Twice and seek advice before use and second in encourage best practices in the rational use of antibiotics. Only take antibiotics prescribed to you, and never share them, not even with family. You can support food companies and meat producers that use antibiotics responsibly - only to treat sick animals or control a verified disease outbreak.

Keep your vaccinations up to date.

Currently, farmers can give an entire herd medicine if one animal becomes unwell, but this is a prime cause of growing antibiotic resistance, the letter warned.

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