Antibiotic resistance in a one-health context

Antibiotic resistance plays an important and influencing on one’s health as treating an antibiotic resistant infection is difficult. The usage of broad spectrum and narrow spectrum antibiotics by patients should be decided after good consultation with a doctor. The unwanted usage of high doses also causes genetic mutation in bacteria leading to antibiotic resistance. It has been estimated that 700,000 to several million deaths result per year as the resistance is increasing globally as exposure to antibiotic drugs has increased in developing countries.

 

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