Antibiotic Resistance For Everyone!

Everyone should know what antibiotic resistance is. According to the World Health Organization, “this serious threat is no longer a prediction for the future, it is happening right now in every region of the world and has the potential to affect anyone, of any age, in any country.” So, I hope this short “comic” helps make it clear why we should all be thinking about antibiotic use…

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This post was inspired by this story from the BBC about antibiotic use actually going up in recent years in the UK. It terrifies me! Tuberculosis, Staph infections, gonorrhea, may be untreatable because we are prescribing antibiotics to “treat”ailments that antibiotics can neither cure nor help in any way (they only work on bacteria – not viruses). Read more here and here and there’s a dry but excellent technical video from the CDC here.

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