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Annual amnesty for unused antibiotics to tackle drug-resistant bugs
14 November 2017, 09:39 | Melissa Porter
Pig industry warns against further 'unsubstantiated' antibiotic reductions
"The lectures will be presented by some of the national core group members and members of the advisory committee, and will focus on the findings on antibiotic use and resistance in the AMR situational analysis".
And without urgent intervention, we are heading for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries will become untreatable, according World Health Organisation (WHO).
The International Poultry Council also questioned WHO's stance on antibiotics, noting that "the IPC is very concerned that the World Health Organization guidelines inappropriately tie the hands of producers and limit their options for using antimicrobials for prevention, control and treatment of diseases based on specific need".
"I'd urge healthcare professionals and residents to make the pledge and become an antibiotic guardian, and for people to think twice about taking antibiotics unless they have specifically been prescribed them by their GP".
"Students at BYU-Idaho are partly involved in solving this antibiotic crisis by searching for new antibiotics in the soil around campus", Kelson said.
"We really don't know how to differentiate a viral infection from a bacterial infection", he said.
"It's partly about explaining to patients why antibiotics won't help".
Allen County Public Health has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to encourage people to "Be Antibiotics Aware" by learning more about safe antibiotic procedures. "They should be taken as prescribed, never saved later or shared with others".
"We often forget that things we take for granted, like chemotherapy and surgery, would not be possible without antibiotics". He is passionate about antibiotic awareness, because it's crucial that hospitals can continue to use antibiotics. "We have to be able to use the right antibiotics, right time, right dose, for those patients".
As part of the awareness week Dr Enrique Castro-Sanchez, Lead Research Nurse at HRPU, will be taking part in a live Twitter chat at 3pm GMT on Tuesday 14 November through Infectious Disease Hub.
Dr John Bonning, from the Council of Medical Colleges, said a growing number of infections were becoming harder to treat as the antibiotics used for them became less effective.
You can read about the Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan at New Zealand Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan.
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