Global Antibacterial Resistance occurs when an antibiotic has lost its ability to effectively control or kill bacterial growth; in other words, the bacteria are “resistant” and continue to multiply in the presence of therapeutic levels of an antibiotic.
We, human are currently in the process of creating the most resistant super bacterium. How? Well by the improper use of Antibiotics. The thing that once saved humanity from terrible diseases could now become humanities own demise, the so-called Antibiotic Apocalypse.
A terrible future could be on the horizon, a future which rips one of the greatest tools of medicine out of the hands of doctors. A simple cut to your finger could leave you fighting for your life. Luck will play a bigger role in your future than any doctor could.
The most basic operations – getting an appendix removed or a hip replacement – could become deadly. Cancer treatments and organ transplants could kill you. Childbirth could once again become a deadly moment in a woman’s life. It’s a future without antibiotics.
It has been nearly twenty years since the last antibiotic was created, and the rate of resistance in hospitals for all our current antibiotics is up to 40 or even 60%. The improper use of Triclosan based Antibiotics already created the superbug Meticillin (also called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA. There is no antibiotic drug developed as of now which kills MRSA.
According to: CDC
“Two million people in the US alone become infected with drug resistant bacteria every year. Of those two million 23.000 die each year.”
According to: FDA
“The misuse of antibiotics has contributed to one of the world’s most pressing public health problems today — antibiotic resistance.”
According to: WHO
“The world is headed for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries which have been treatable for decades can once again kill human.”