Doctors and public health officials conduct activities, where they talk about the resistance of microorganisms to antimicrobial drugs.
Those get involved in these activities are specialists of the Ministry of Health, members of the Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, academic medical centers, metropolitan and regional infectious hospitals, pharmacists, veterinarians, specialists of food industry, as well as representatives of international organizations: experts of WHO and the Center for Control and Prevention of diseases.
Infectious diseases have been the main cause of death until the discovery and use of antimicrobial drugs. Antibiotics were used for the first time in 1940, which made it possible to drastically reduce the death rate from infectious diseases. According to WHO, antibiotics and vaccines have added 20 years to our lives.
Doctors remind the following points in order to reduce the risk of developing resistance to antibiotics:
Antibiotics are useless against viral diseases. Therefore, you should not self-medicate. It is necessary to consult with a physician.
The use of antibiotics in animal husbandry may also lead to the development of antibiotic resistance of humans. Therefore, doctors urge farmers to use antibiotics for minimum.