World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020

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ANTIMICROBIALS
Such as antibiotics, antivirals, antiparasitics, and antifungals are important for infectious disease control in humans, animals and plants,
but they can only continue to be effective if we use them responsibly and according to professional advice.

– Using antimicrobials without prescription can cause antimicrobial resistance, always seek the advice of a health care professional before using antimicrobials against any infection.

– Using antimicrobials without prescription can cause antimicrobial resistance, always seek the advice of a health care professional before using antimicrobials against any infection.

– There is no antibiotic treatment for viral infections like cold or flu, seek medical advice only from a health care professional anytime you are sick or have an infection.

– You can avoid the need for antimicrobials if you practice good hygiene such as regular handwashing with soap and water and proper environmental sanitation to prevent or reduce the spread of infections.

– Abuse or misuse of antimicrobials can make pathogenic microorganisms to become resistant to antimicrobials and make diseases more difficult or impossible to treat. Seek proper medical care anytime you are sick.

– Antimicrobial resistance presents a threat to health security, food safety, economic growth, and the society in Africa, but we can prevent the dangers by choosing to use antimicrobials responsibly and with care.

– Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the ability of a microorganism to evolve; reducing or eliminating the effectiveness of antimicrobials against microbial infections in humans, plants and animals.

 

 

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