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A recent Lancet study says that Antimicrobial resistance is now the leading cause of death. It has surpassed HIV and malaria. The study says that in 2019 antimicrobial resistance killed more than 1.27 million people all over the world. This is higher than those died of malaria and HIV.
What is anti – microbial resistance?
It is a condition where in the disease causing microbes such as bacteria, virus becomes resistant to drugs. The drugs and antibiotics taken are no longer killing them. The microbial resistances are life threatening. As the microbes are gaining resistance, doctors increase the dosage. Powerful doses do kill the microbes. But they also affect the human body cells. And organs begin to defunct. Human bodies cannot take antibiotics after a certain level.
What is the study saying?
First line of defence
70% of the deaths occurred due to the failure of antibiotics that are treated as the first line of defence. This included fluoroquinolones. Beta – lactams, etc. These antibiotics are usually prescribed for infections in bone infections, respiratory infection and urinary tract infections.
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