UN: antimicrobials have been losing effectiveness in recent years

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UN: antimicrobials have been losing effectiveness in recent years

In our days the treatment of infections is complicated by the fact that many bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites have become resistant to the medicines. This increases the risk of rapid spread of diseases in humans, animals and plants, according to the UN website.

To some extent, this is due to the abuse of antibiotics and other antiviral and antifungal drugs and their incorrect use. As a result, about 700,000 people die each year from antimicrobial-resistant infections. Many sick animals die.

The world week of proper use of antimicrobial drugs under the auspices of the United Nations is coming to an end, the organizers of which remind that all antimicrobial drugs have been losing their effectiveness in recent years.

According to the who, about 50% of antibiotics are used for other purposes. For example, they are often prescribed for the treatment of viral infections, while antibiotics only help in the treatment of bacterial infections.

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