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WHO Says Antimicrobial Resistance As Dangerous As COVID-19 Pandemic

BP World Bureau | Nov 21 2020 12:00:19 PM
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The World Health Organization warned that growing antimicrobial resistance is as dangerous as the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Antimicrobial resistance threatens to reverse a century of medical progress, said chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, adding that it is the greatest health threat of the current times. 

Resistance is the scenario where a bacteria, virus, or other forms of bugs become immune to existing drugs -- antibiotic, antiviral, or antifungal treatments, making minor injuries and common infections potentially deadly.

This form of resistance can lead to issues like food security, economic development and the planet's ability to fight diseases.