Resist The Resistance

Help Stop The Spread of Antibiotic Rsistance

Background Information

Antibiotics and similar drugs, together called antimicrobial agents, have been used for the last 70 years to treat patients who have infectious diseases. Since the 1940’s , these drugs have greatly reduced illness and death from infectious diseases. However, these drugs have been used so widely and for so long that the infectious organisms and antibiotics are designed to kill them have adapted to them, making the drugs less effective. Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these infections.

How To Treat The Resistance

If we don’t take action now people will die, the prediction is 10 million by 2050. We need to stop this before it spreads.

Ways to correct this:

  1. Common colds should not be treated with antibiotics

  2. Correct hygiene

  3. Stop antibiotic use on farms

  4. Develop other medicines like antibiotics

  5. Collect data on antibiotic resistance in the United States

  6. Create a plan to follow for the United States antibiotic use
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