Antibiotic resistance: How it spreads and what you can do Antibiotic resistance: How it spreads and what you can do

The incorrect use of antibiotics in humans and animals causes bacteria to change, making them resistant to these medications.

As antibiotic resistance develops and spreads, “microbes, such as bacteria, become resistant to the drugs used to treat them,” states the World Health Organization (WHO). In order to break this cycle, the WHO shares the following graphics that have been created specifically for World Antibiotic Awareness Week. These figures help explain how antibiotic resistance spreads and the best strategies to fighting this.

 

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