are prescribed to fight bacterial infections, the host begins the antimicrobial (antibiotic
) therapy and when it is orally taken following its absorption through the stomach lining it reaches the blood stream and targets the bacteria.
In 2015, experts detailing Tuberculosis (TB) surveillance in West Africa reported in the journal, BMC medicine that almost a quarter of new TB cases were not susceptible to first line antibiotics
, with Lagos and Ibadan among the highest drug resistance hotspots.
Animal production and welfare today are pegged on judicious use of antibiotics
are critical tools for treating a number of common infections, such as pneumonia, and for life-threatening conditions including sepsis.
3%) participants with high educational level believed that all antibiotics
did not have side-effects (p=0.
The wrong use and excessive use of antibiotics
in humans and animals as well as in the production of food have promoted the widespread distribution of resistant organisms in Pakistan.
He said that antibiotics
are among the most commonly prescribed drugs.
A Canadian survey found that while, overall, health care providers in British Columbia prescribed antibiotics
at a decreasing rate between 1996 and 2013, antibiotic
prescription by dentists increased.
If this is not done, antibiotic
resistance from imprudent sectors will cross-contaminate the whole system and we will quickly find ourselves in a situation where our antibiotics
are no longer effective.
The volume of antibiotics
used in animal production is very high--an estimated 61 percent of medically important antibiotics
, such as tetracyclines, are used in food animal production.
Last year, Hill authored firstinthenation bill to ensure that antibiotics
are used appropriately in hospitals throughout the state.
can save lives, and they are one of the most important scientific discoveries of the past century.