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In the United States, according to a 2013 report by The Centre of Disease Control and Prevention, at least 2 million people possess serious infection with bacteria that are resistant to one or more antibiotics designed to treat infections and approximately 23,000 people die of infections annually due to antibiotic resistance .
Regrettably, Dr Taofeek Adeyemi, Tz Hospital, Idi Ape, Ibadan, said already antibiotic resistance is contributing to higher medical costs, prolonged hospital stays and increased mortality.
Inappropriate dosages cause resistance as they grant ample time for bacteria to mutate and resist the antibiotic.
When a patient needs antibiotics, the benefits outweigh the risks of side effects and antibiotic resistance.
The first new antibiotic to be discovered in nearly 30 years has been hailed as a 'paradigm shift' in the fight against the growing resistance to drugs.
9% rate of unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions are for self-limiting Upper Respiratory Tract infections.
Although current guidelines call for reduced use of antibiotic prophylaxis, their adoption has been slow or incomplete.
To reduce the global rise in resistance we need to reduce use and improve antibiotic stewardship across all sectors.
LABELS TO LOOK FOR Antibiotic Free USDA Organic Food Alliance This term may be In order to carry This label certifies used on labels for this label, the that animals have meat or poultry animals used to not been given products if produce the food therapeutic sufficient proof is products must not antibiotics; provided to USDA have been given products from that they are antibiotics.
Improper use of antibiotics can mean that antibiotics are sometimes prescribed when no infection is present or the wrong antibiotic may be given to treat a certain infection.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now have clear guidelines outlined to improve antibiotic prescribing, and many doctors are posting their commitment to meet such guidelines.
Also, it is important to continue the antibiotic for the duration it is prescribed even if you feel better after a few days.
At Sacred Heart Medical Center, the Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee monitors antibiotic use and recommends changes where appropriate.
Antibiotic resistance is a "ticking time-bomb" and should be put on the Government's National Risk Register, which also includes "catastrophic terrorist attacks" and other civil emergencies, Prof Dame Sally Davies has warned.