AMR is a One Health issue, and it is possible that human and animal waste can spread resistant bacteria in the wider environment. More evidence is needed on how AMR is spread between humans, animals and the environment.
Infections caused by AMR-bacteria can increase the risk of spread of infection to communities and livestock and result in longer duration of illness, higher mortality rates, and increased costs of alternative treatment.
Here are five facts you should know to help preserve the future of antibiotics:
Antibiotics save lives.
Antibiotics aren’t always the answer.
Antibiotics do not work on viruses or parasites
Antibiotics are only needed for treating infections caused by bacteria
If you need antibiotics, take them exactly as prescribed.