Antibiotic resistance is on the rise: a 9 per cent rise in the past year
Infections due to antibiotic resistance has risen by 9 per cent within one year.
Resistance occurs when bacteria mutate and can no longer be effectively tackled by antibiotics.
So infections become deadly due to over-use of antibiotics in healthcare and farming.
Patients abusing antibiotics, poor infection control and poor hygiene lead to antibiotic resistance.
Needs the help of the public to tackle emerging antibiotic resistance.
Needs to listen to your GP, pharmacist or nurse’s advice and only take antibiotics as prescribed.