Day: March 23, 2021

Why You Should not Buy Antibiotics Over-the-counter

Why You Should not Buy Antibiotics Over-the-counter

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), particularly due to resistance to antibiotics is a serious global health issue. This is because anti-microbial resistance makes antibiotics less effective in the treatment of bacterial infections, causing the infections to become more severe infections, which can be recurrent or prolonged, and can lead to death. Dr Grace Ikahu-Muchangi talked to several …

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Antimicrobial Resistance: The Silent Pandemic

Antimicrobial Resistance: The Silent Pandemic

What are antimicrobials? Antimicrobials are medicines used to prevent and treat infections caused by micro-organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites they include antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, and antiparasitics.¬† What is antimicrobial resistance? Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) occurs when infection-causing microorganisms no longer respond to commonly used medicines, making infections harder to treat. As a result …

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