Help stop the spread of Antibiotics resistance, tweeted WHO in its campaign, 'Letâ€™s Stop Superbugs', saying â€œalways seek the advice of a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibioticsâ€.
Antibiotics Resistance happens when bacteria change and become resistant to the antibiotics used to treat the infections they cause: WHO.
â€œ#AntibioticResistance occurs everywhere in the world, in both rich and poor countries. It can affect anyone, of any age. Learn how it spreads,â€ the WHO wrote in its Twitter handle.
Antibiotics resistance is posing a big threat to global health and a serious challenge to the medical world. As scientists seek medical solution to it, WHO has started a social media campaign to stop the spread of antibiotics resistanceâ€”Letâ€™s Stop Superbugs.
Â â€œ#AntibioticResistance poses a big threat to global health. Handle antibiotics with care. Letâ€™s #StopSuperbugs!
Underlining the importance of understanding this serious issue, the World Health Organisation has chart out an outline on how antibiotics resistance spreads.
Antibiotics Resistance: Hereâ€™s how it spreads, according to WHO:-
1Â Antibiotics are given to food-producing animals and crops
2Â Animals develop drug-resistance bacteria in the glut
3Â Drug resistant bacteria reaches human through food or by direct animal-human contact
4Â Drug resistance bacteria spreads to the general public
5Â Â Antibiotics are given to patients which can result in drug-resistant bacteria developing in the gut
6Â Patients attend hospitals or clinics
7Â Drug-resistant bacteria spreads to other patients through unhygienic or unclean facilities
8Â Drug-resistant bacteria spreads to the general public
In view of the global threat, hereâ€™s how to stop the spread of superbugs
1 Help prevent infections through good hygiene.
2 NEVER share antibiotics
3 Always seek the advice of a qualified health care professional before taking antibiotics! #AntibioticResistance
The WHO also says that misuse of antibiotics put all in the world at risk.
â€œMisuse of antibiotics puts us all at risk. Taking antibiotics when you donâ€™t need them speeds up #AntibioticResistanceâ€