Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Home Life Style Health & Fitness Post-Antibiotic Era Is A Threat To Global Health

Post-Antibiotic Era Is A Threat To Global Health

The world stands at the edge of a post-antibiotic era

Amid the pandemic, another challenge has been thrown up before mankind as antibiotic resistance has emerged as one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today.

In fact, many recent studies have said that the world stands at the edge of a ‘post-antibiotic era’. Under this, resistance can spread everywhere and create untreatable infections with antibiotic resistance which can affect anyone, of any age.

Many diseases have now become untreatable or else have become difficult to treat because of the increasing resistance to drugs and that is the main reason why antibiotic resistance needs to be avoided, Dr. SK Sarkar told IANS.

Follow NewsGram on Instagram to keep yourself updated.

Speaking on the reasons responsible for creating AMR, he said the first reason is the misuse of antibiotics while the second reason for AMR is when you use it and stop it in between without completing its cycle and the third reason is when the doses are not within the range.

The use of antibiotics by various private practitioners who are incompetent and don’t know how to use which antibiotic in which condition is another reason for AMR, he added.

As per the World Health Organisation, Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites change over time and no longer respond to medicines making infections harder to treat and increasing the risk of disease spread, severe illness, and death.

Sarkar said that the prolonged use of antibiotics is always harmful and may lower-body resistance to fight against viral or bacterial infection.

Every year, about 100 million people suffer from infections that don’t get treated by antimicrobial chemicals. Pixabay

Another senior medical practitioner Dr. Virendra Singh said, “Antibiotics are a very important weapon for human beings and therefore they should be used wisely, but unfortunately, they are being used widely and the result is widespread AMR. The need of the hour is to use it judiciously,” he added.

Want to read more in Hindi? Checkout: भारत में मलेरिया के मामलों में करोड़ों का सुधार – डब्ल्यू.एच.ओ

In 1928, penicillin was discovered by a renowned scientist Fleming and imagine that in the next 100 years, we have created a situation of AMR, he said expressing worry about the growing trend of AMR.

Nitesh Mittal, Managing Director of a Swedish company involved in research on AMR, confirmed that researchers worldwide are worried about AMR trends and are trying to find a solution amid the pandemic.

Mittal along with many Indian scientists is researching various facts on AMR and is breaking the vicious loop of inventing stronger antimicrobial chemicals that check microbes from getting further resistant.

Several infections including pneumonia, tuberculosis, gonorrhea, and salmonellosis are becoming harder to treat as the antibiotics used to treat them become less effective, he told IANS.

ALSO READ: How Do You Know When It’s Time To Change Your Doctor

Every year, about 100 million people suffer from infections that don’t get treated by antimicrobial chemicals. In many of these cases, people lose their lives. (IANS)



Most Popular

Two Drugs That Are Potent Against Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Researchers have identified two drugs that are potent against acute myeloid leukemia (AML) when combined, but only weakly effective when used alone. The research team...

Armaan Malik on Factors Threatening Our Mental Health

Singer Armaan Malik has opened up on the factors that he feels are responsible for threatening our mental health. Armaan feels that we as a...

Thane Athlete Is First To Complete The Everesting Running Challenge

An athlete from Thane has become the first Indian woman to complete the grueling Everesting Running Challenge (ERC), while a man finished it fastest,...

Techniques To Predict COVID Outcomes

Researchers have published one of the first studies using a Machine Learning (ML) technique called "federated learning" to examine electronic health records to better...

Colorectal Cancer Can Be Prevented by Tests: Study

Researchers have demonstrated that a simple, cheap test can help identify who is at risk of developing colorectal cancer, aiding early diagnosis and potentially...

Space Junk: What is it and Who Owns it?

You may think that space is just a void - an unimaginably large, empty space stretching out forever. However, while that may be true...

What is The Difference Between Srimad Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam? Answered!

It becomes very essential to understand and become aware of our rich cultural heritage. This also includes the knowledge about our Hindu Vedic texts...

Here’s Why You Must Consider Switching From Facebook Messenger Soon!

As the debate rages over new WhatsApp data sharing policy, another Facebook family product called Messenger does not offer any end-to-end protection and is...

Recent Comments