A true story. A still very vital 76-year-old woman who passed away due to the complications of a small insignificant surgical operation, was the victim of Antibiotic resistant Bacteria during her short treatment in the hospital. She could have been your wife, grandmother, aunt, friend, sister, or your mother.
Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today.
Antibiotic resistance happens when germs like bacteria and fungi develop the ability to defeat the drugs designed to kill them. That means the germs are not killed and continue to grow.
Infections caused by antibiotic-resistant germs are difficult, and sometimes impossible, to treat.
Antibiotic resistance does not mean the body is becoming resistant to antibiotics; it is that bacteria have become resistant to the antibiotics designed to kill them.