LANCET STUDY - MILLIONS DYING FROM DRUG RESISTANT INFECTIONS

MILLIONS ARE DYING FROM DRUG RESISTANT INFECTIONS- LANCET STUDY IN 204 COUNTRIES More than 1.2 million people died worldwide in 2019 from infections caused by bacteria resistant to antibiotics, according to the largest study of the issue to date. This is more than the annual death toll from malaria or AIDS Poorer countries are worst affected but antimicrobial resistance threatens everyone's health, the report says. Urgent investment in new drugs and using current ones more wisely are recommended to protect against it. The overuse of antibiotics in recent years for trivial infections means they are becoming less effective against serious infections. People are dying from common, previously treatable infections because the bacteria that cause them have become resistant to treatment. UK health officials recently warned antimicrobial resistance (AMR) was a "hidden pandemic" that could emerge in the wake of Covid-19 unless antibiotics were prescribed responsibly The estimate of global deaths from AMR, published in the Lancet, is based on an analysis of 204 countries by a team of international researchers, led by the University of Washington, US. They calculate up to five million people died in 2019 from illnesses in which AMR played a role - on top of the 1.2 million deaths it caused directly. In the same year, Aids (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is thought to have caused 860,000 deaths and malaria 640,000. Most of the deaths from AMR were caused by lower respiratory infections, such as pneumonia, and bloodstream infections, which can lead to sepsis. MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) was particularly deadly, while E. coli, and several other bacteria, were also linked to high levels of drug resistance. Using patient records from hospitals, studies and other data sources, the researchers say young children are at most risk, with about one in five deaths linked to AMR being among the under-fives.

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In India. Buying and popping antibiotics like buying bhuja in bihar and jharkhand. N one doesn't need a prescription too. Best example is the fate of carbapenems like meropenem in the hands of quacks. Being used for any illness they come across. One shot enough for any illness. Now most of the organisms are resistant to it . Same is the fate of cephalosporins in nicu. Now if we start treating typhoid with meropenem instead of usual drugs to get success quickly. Resistance is bound to happen.

But Doctor or hospital Prescribe more antibiotics bcz mostly people habituate antibiotics or no any education about antibiotics resistance then pharma loby is also promote more prescription writing for more incentive this create non stop cycle use of antibiotics man think people is not educate all this things....pharmacy practice

But Doctor or hospital Prescribe more antibiotics bcz mostly people habituate antibiotics or no any education about antibiotics resistance then pharma loby is also promote more prescription writing for more incentive this create non stop cycle use of antibiotics man think people is not educate

Informative and useful post. Thanks for sharing useful post Sir

Informative and educative post needs immediate attention of concern authorities and medical professionals .

Thanks Dr Narendra kumar
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Impressive Judicial use of antibiotics

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Yes it is an alarming fact that is Bacterial résistance to antibiotics . Still the dirty game of antibiotic misuse continues ! We are qpathetic to eventing happening around be it pollution or global warming or Covid-19 19 , round the corner . No regulations help , but for self restraint and will to "stem the rot " ! Even the dermatophyte is showing multidrug resistance ! "WHERE ARE WE GOING ?" " TO HE'LL, I SUPPOSE " !

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ABSOLUTELY AGREE SIR, MILLIONS ARE DYING FROM DRUG RESISTANT INFECTIONS. ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE IS A HIDDEN PANDEMIC , WHICH COULD EMERGE DEADLY , UNLESS ANTIBIOTICS ARE PRESCRIBED RESPONSIBLY. IT'S A SERIOUS ISSUE, WE SHOULD STOP THE INDISCRIMINATE USE OF ANTIBIOTICS, IF INDICATED CLEARLY. VERY MUCH INFORMATIVE & USEFUL INFORMATION.

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