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In the United States, according to a 2013 report by The Centre of Disease Control and Prevention, at least 2 million people possess serious infection with bacteria that are resistant to one or more antibiotics designed to treat infections and approximately 23,000 people die of infections annually due to antibiotic resistance .
Dr Oladoyin Odubanjo, executive secretary, Nigerian Academy of Science, said that the idea that key antibiotics could be rendered useless against even minor infections is linked with many factors.
Unfortunately, this is not the case and a greater problem is in the offing if humanity doesn't heed the call of the antibiotics forefathers.
Antibiotics do not work on viruses, such as colds and flu, or runny noses, even if the mucus is thick, yellow or green.
5 percent use antibiotics often, 23 percent purchase antibiotic without prescriptions, 52.
When antibiotics fail to work, the consequences are longer-lasting illnesses, more doctor visits or extended hospital stays, and the need for more expensive and toxic antibiotics.
Yet another theme was an increase in cosmetic dentistry practices, with the explanation that cosmetic dentists may be referring patients for surgical treatment and prescribing antibiotics until such time as the surgery can take place.
Analysis of soil samples dating from 1923 has revealed a clear parallel between the appearance of antibiotic resistance in medicine and similar antibiotic resistant genes detected over time in agricultural soils treated with animal manure.
animals given produced without the antibiotics due to use of antibiotics.
Antibiotics are the most important medical defenses against bacterial infections.
For instance, azithromycin is one of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics in the United States, but it is not effective against the primary bacteria that cause ear and sinus infections.

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