PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):— World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) 2020 came to an end on November 24 with a number of civil society actors coming forward to join forces to fight the accelerating crisis of antimicrobial resistance.
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) according to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi.
Medicines become ineffective and infections persist in the body, increasing the risk of spread to others.
Without effective antibiotics, the success of major surgery and cancer chemotherapy would be compromised.
WAAW started on November 18 ...