Molecular testing is a crucial tool for diagnosis, insights to lower antimicrobial resistance burden
The utility of molecular testing has been released in the current COVID-19 pandemic, with RT-PCR becoming a household name.
Over 7 lakh people die due to antimicrobial resistance every year; experts recommend better hygiene at home, workplaces
The World Health Organization (WHO) states that AMR occurs when bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites change after being exposed to antimicrobial drugs (including antibiotics)
Not only overuse of antibiotics but poor hygiene and sanitation can also result in anti-microbial resistance
Researchers found that there is a critical need to improve sanitation and hygiene in both urban and rural areas, to slow down the spread of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria
As there is no specific treatment for COVID-19, antibiotics are being used inappropriately to treat symptoms in people confirmed or suspected with COVID-19, increasing the chance of them developing resistant to the antimicrobial treatments
Are we raking up the intensity of climate change, antimicrobial resistance and future pandemics with the way we're tackling food insecurity, malnutrition, and economic growth?
Multidrug-resistant pathogens are responsible for millions of resistant infections annually.
Antibiotic abuse can be curbed to a great extent if OTC antibiotics without prescriptions are barred.
NGT's reluctance to hold big pharma accountable for polluting Telangana waters unfortunate; body is simply passing the buck
There will be another case, a few more committees, a couple more in-depth studies until the water pollution crisis in Telangana's Patenchuru area turn as toxic as Delhi's air
In a significant revision of antibiotics in the essential medicines' list, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended grouping the drugs into three categories on the basis of their usage to promote their rational use as well as combat anti-microbial resistance.