Antibiotic resistance is a growing global problem. The overuse and misuse of antibiotics are the main driving force behind this threat.
Antibiotic / Antimicrobial resistance is the ability of microbes to resist the effects of drugs and continue to grow stronger. Although people are at greater risk than others to antibiotic-resistance, no one can completely avoid the risk of antibiotic-resistant infections. Infections with resistant organisms are difficult to treat, requiring costly and sometimes toxic alternatives.
Bacteria will inevitably find ways of resisting the antibiotics developed by humans, which is why aggressive action is needed now to keep new resistance from developing and to prevent the resistance that already exists from spreading.
The use of antibiotics is the single most important factor leading to antibiotic resistance around the world. Simply using antibiotics creates resistance. These drugs should only be used to manage infections.