Presidential Message on Antibiotic Awareness Week, 2017

WHO Releases Official Guidelines on Use of Antibiotics in Livestock

WHO Releases Official Guidelines on Use of Antibiotics in Livestock

Imperial staff and students will have an opportunity to hand over any unused antibiotics this week as part of an annual amnesty.

World Health Organization (WHO) has called on farmers and the food industry to help promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals by halting the routine use of antibiotics.

"Too often we see patients in the dental chair who have been treated inappropriately with antibiotics for a dental condition which should and could have been treated effectively by a dentist-sometimes without the need for antibiotics".

Antibiotics are essential for treating pneumonia and sepsis; however, antibiotics can not help against bronchitis, colds, flu and some ear infections.

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The Animal Health Institute reiterated its position that antibiotics need to be used responsibly in food-animal production, not eliminated altogether.

Those with Allen County Public Health say it's important to listen to your healthcare provider, and use antibiotics correctly, to avoid becoming more sick with antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

According to the Ministry of Health and Child Care, the commemorations are running from today until Friday under the theme: Seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics.

As part of the awareness week Dr Enrique Castro-Sanchez, Lead Research Nurse at HRPU, will be taking part in a live Twitter chat at 3pm GMT on Tuesday 14 November through Infectious Disease Hub. But reducing inappropriate use of antibiotics can help us stay ahead of superbugs.

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Dr Katie Laird, Head of the IDRG and Senior Lecturer in Microbiology, said: "The issues surrounding antibiotic resistance is of paramount importance and the IDRGs overall aim is to conduct research that focuses on this issue and has an impact on people's lives".

"It's therefore really important that people use antibiotics in the right way - the right drug, at the right dose, at the right time for the right duration".

Mark Gilchrist, consultant pharmacist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust said: "Antibiotics are a precious resource, the effectiveness of which is under threat from increasing bacterial resistance, creating one of the most significant threats to global patient safety".

Among the WHO's the highest priority antibiotics are quinolones, 3rd and higher generation cephalosporins, macrolides and ketolides, glycopeptides and polymyxins (also known as colistin).

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