Antimicrobial Resistance Poses Serious Public Health Threat

Antimicrobial Resistance | Image by nobeastsofierce/Shutterstock
Antimicrobial Resistance | Image by nobeastsofierce/Shutterstock

According to medical experts who spoke with The Guardian, human beings are facing a looming threat that is reportedly being exacerbated by one of mankind’s greatest medical achievements: antibiotics.

“[Antimicrobial resistance] means that some infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites can no longer be treated with available medicines. Exposure to drugs allows the bugs to evolve the ability to resist them, and overuse of drugs such as antibiotics accelerates that process,” The Guardian reported.

“Widespread resistance would make much of modern medicine too risky, affecting treatments including caesarean sections, cancer interventions, and organ transplantation,” the news outlet asserted.

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