Thursday, 19 November 2015

World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2015

This week, the World Health Organization (WHO) kicked off the first World Antibiotic Awareness Week.

The aim is to increase the awareness of antibiotic resistance and encourage best practices for using antibiotics in order to prolong their effectiveness. The campaign is targeting governments, health and agriculture professionals, and individuals.

Last night it was announced that some bacteria are now resistant to the last line of antibiotic defence---Polymyxins.

This means if the spread of antibiotic resistance is not quickly curtailed, we will soon have to deal with incurable bacterial infections worldwide.

To mark the week, the WHO  released some infographics on how important #AntibioticResistance is, and what we can all do to stem its rise.


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