Antimicrobial Overuse Creating Superbugs
When medicines become resistant, even curable diseases are at risk of becoming incurable
By: Shoba Shukla and Bobby Ramakant
Irresponsible and inappropriate use of antibiotics, antifungals, antivirals, and antiparasitics is threatening a century of progress in medicine, with previously treatable and curable infections no longer responding to treatment, global health officials say.
Thomas Joseph, the World Health Organization head of Antimicro…