It’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week. Why should you care about antibiotic resistance?
Reasons for the world antibiotic resistance crisis include:
- Patients not finishing their full course of antibiotics
- Health workers over-prescribing antibiotics
- The overuse of antibiotics in livestock and fish farming
- Poor infection control in hospitals and clinics
- Lack of hygiene and poor sanitation
- Lack of new antibiotics being developed