The World Health Organization has always kept the world updated with the current threatens and the ways to counter them. The research conducted by the organization now claimed on Friday that the growing antimicrobial resistance is quite dangerous than it’s credited to be. The organization even claims that the resistance is as dangerous as the coronavirus pandemic itself and this is quite something that the world did not expect. The antimicrobial resistance, according to the WHO reports, is now coming to such a great extent that it can threaten and even reverse a century of the progress of modern medical science and this is something that can destroy countless lives.
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The World Health Organization is rarely wrong on health-related issues and we sure hope this isn’t the case right now. There is another issue that the WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has termed, “one of the greatest health threats of our time”. This is the growing antimicrobial resistance. Antibiotic resistance means that when certain or all bugs become immune to the drugs that we use on a daily basis for small or big diseases, it can make even a small infection, or fever, a fight for life.
This is something that the world is not ready for. This is because if the current modern medicinal system fails to counter the existing microbes, it will lead to the loss of countless lives, even more than the pandemic itself. This means that the bug will keep getting immune to the drugs that humans use and hence, it can cause great harm. If we take a look at recent years, the resistance of microbes to the treatments by humans has increased significantly. This is not limited to only humans but, the farm and domesticated animals are too are subject to these effects.
About 700,000 people globally die each year due to antimicrobial resistance. Without strong action to ensure the appropriate use of existing antibiotics, as well as new and better treatments, that figure could rise to 10 million by 2050,” the IFPMA has reported in a statement.
Addressing the current situation, Tedros told a virtual press conference, “Antimicrobial resistance may not seem as urgent as a pandemic but it is just as dangerous.” The World Health Organization chief also said, “It threatens to unwind a century of medical progress and leave us defenseless against infections that today can be treated easily.” This is actually a grave concern for our current medical sciences. The WHO says that it is because of the increased microbe resistance that many factors like treatment costs, severe illnesses, hospital admissions, and treatment costs, have all increased.