Essay about Antibiotic Resistance And Its Effects

1349 Words Nov 21st, 2016 6 Pages
People are not aware of the problems that are likely to cause an end to life as known. Antibiotic resistance is a life-threatening problem most choose to ignore. “Each year in the United States, at least two million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics,” says Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2016). Doctors are prescribing antibiotics when they should not be used, or should use a weaker dose of that antibiotic. Before too long, the bacteria are going to be unstoppable and cause permanent damage to its host. Earaches treated with antibiotics, which the bacteria have become immune to, will cause people to lose their hearing. When not treated fittingly, or being unable to treat an ear infection properly would lead to a cause of deafness in its victims. After time, when the ear infections are untreatable and people start to get them, hearing loss is going to trickle down to everyone who encounters an ear infection. This would be the end of all hearing.
Understanding antibiotic resistance is vital in comprehending the argument. On Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics 2014 website, the article “General Background: About Antibiotic Resistance”, gives a description of antibiotic resistance saying, “Antibiotic resistance occurs when an antibiotic has lost its ability to effectively control or kill bacteria growth. Bacteria are resistance and continue to multiply.” The company is saying that antibiotic resistance takes place when an…

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