Antibiotic resistance: A present and continuing danger


By AGENCY

Antibiotic resistance is a natural phenomenon, but we humans have accelerated the process through our misuse and overuse of these drugs. — AFP

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called antibiotic resistance “one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development”.

It comes after experts warned for decades that excessive use of antibiotics makes it harder to tackle the bacteria the medicines were created to either destroy or keep from proliferating.

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