GLOBAL ISSUE OF ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE: A ReVIEW

Article Id: ARCC593 | Page : 301-306
Citation :- GLOBAL ISSUE OF ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE: A ReVIEW.Agricultural Reviews.2012.(33):301-306
Sreekala S.M., Sandeep Kaswan*, Kapil Nehra1 and A.K. Singh2 deepu02vet@gmail.com
Address : Division of Veterinary Virology Indian Veterinary Research Institute,, Izatnagar-243 122, India

Abstract

Antimicrobial agents were considered ‘miracle drugs’ for treatment of infectious diseases till the emergence of global foe i.e. antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial resistance is natural phenomenon but it has hastened as a result of increased selection pressure on microorganisms due to irrational use of these miracle drugs. Now it has become a very significant public health issue because resistance levels in infectious agents have been worryingly high wherever studies have been conducted. This resistance is affecting patients and therapeutic outcomes, with concomitant economic consequences. A comprehensive, coordinated and collaborative global approach is needed to combat this global foe through rational use of antibiotics in human, veterinary and industrial sectors.

Keywords

Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance.

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