According to a new World Health Organization (WHO) report, antibiotic-resistant bacteria now reach every part of the world, which could translate to more deaths from even minor infections. The WHO examined seven common bacteria that cause serious infections and found high levels of resistance all over the world. There was also significant gaps in tracking drug resistance.
Antibiotic resistance means that people can be sicker longer, with an increased risk of death, driving up the cost of healthcare.The WHO report also acknowledges the rise in deadly fungal infections.
The WHO recommends enhancing infection prevention and control at hospitals, prescribing antibiotics only when needed, and prescribing the correct antibiotics to treat illnesses.
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