Drug Resistance in Microbial Pathogens
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The paper reveals that in the past 15 years there has been a dramatic increase in the drug resistant microbes, including bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi worldwide. The paper also reveals that up to 10% of hospitalized patients in the U.S. contract an infectious disease and about 90,000 die each year. The paper explains that the overuse and misuse of antimicrobial drugs is one contributing factor, and, new antimicrobial drugs are not being developed as quickly as the microbes develop resistance. The paper then discusses how better hospital hygiene, education, and less use and misuse of current drugs will help the situation.
From the Paper:"The number of microbes (bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi) that are resistant to antimicrobial drug treatment has increased so dramatically in the past 15 years, that it is considered a major public health threat throughout the world (Fauci et al, 2008; Aguilera and Clark, 2006; Laxminarayan et al, 2006; NIAID, 2008). Statistics from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention published in 2006 indicate that of the 2 million people who contract an infectious disease from the hospital each year, about 90,000 of them die from the infection. In 1992, that number was about 13,330 (Aguilera and Clark, 2006; NIAID, 2008). That is more..."
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