Misuse Of Antibiotics

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Antibiotics Resistance Scare The misuse of antibiotic has led to the increase of antibiotics resistance in individuals. The public believes that medical professionals are to blame for the overuse of antibiotics but the agricultural sector should share some of the blame too. In the article by Jen Christensen “Pediatricians want farmers to use fewer antibiotics” (2015), her objective was to regulate the amount of antibiotics given to animals because of the after effect of consuming meat by humans. The after effect can be food poisoning and antibiotic resistant. A bacteria having antibiotic resistance means that the antibiotic no longer harms the bacteria or no longer reduce the bacteria load in the body.
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Today there seems to be a continuing battle between the progression of bacteria and modern medicine. This developed into a severe issue in hospitals as bacterial resistant infection rose despite the different methods used to treat patient who have these infectious diseases. The misuse and exorbitant use of antimicrobials can be pushed by illiteracy, error made by the medical professionals, patients and their families or loved ones. Today methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA is one of the dominant public health threats, regardless of all the new improvements in medicine. The ability to make new antibiotics that will target these resistive organisms has been close to none. Increase in antibiotic resistance can be connected to sociological, ecological, and genetic factors which are the overuse of antibiotics, unplanned mutation and horizontal gene …show more content…
The basic treatment we are given are antibiotics to help us get better, but because of slow change in the intestinal flora and the bacteria are resistant to antibiotic, over the counter antibiotics do not work. Antibiotics that will work will be expensive and will take a longer time to work. Simple illnesses that take a period of 3-5 days take longer because of long medication days or hospitalization. Due to the chain of events a person might lose their job, which means a person may not have the means to pay the hospital bills, get food or even pay rent. This might cause the person to look for other means of getting money that may cause harm to other people in society. The public still shares a role in this because most people do not complete their medication because they believe when they feel better they are alright and may decide to save their medication for the next time they fall ill, not knowing that doing this may lead to more harm than good. In terms of antibiotics in food, people tend to want the food with antibiotics because they believed that it is safe, but it still also means that even the least left bacteria that survive have become bacteria resistant and if that single antibiotic resistance enters a human body and grow it might change that person intestinal

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