Nowadays we are struggling with the coronavirus epidemic, scientists pointed out that the biggest health threat waiting for the world is antibiotic resistance and warned the whole world with the words “Covid cannot even come close to the potential effects of antibiotic resistance”.
As the coronavirus, which emerged in December 2019, continues to die worldwide, experts warned against greater dangers that humanity may face.
Can Leave The Coronavirus In The Shadow
Working as Director of Biosafety Research at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Dr. Paul De Barro stated that the danger that could overshadow the coronavirus epidemic is ‘antibiotic resistance‘. De Barro and his team, who conducted a three-year study in Fiji, the island country, focused on the country with the highest bacterial infection rate in the world despite its population of approximately 880 thousand. Stating that there is an emergency in the countries of the Pacific islands, De Barro emphasized that excessive use of antibiotics increases the risk of infectious diseases.
Affects Both Humans And Animals
According to CSIRO’s data, 10 people died in Fiji last month due to leptospirosis. Being a bacterial infection, the disease affects both humans and animals.
Humanity’s Greatest Health Threat
Stating that antibiotic resistance can bring modern medicine back to the dark ages, De Barro said, “If you think Covid is bad, you don’t want antibiotic resistance.”
The System Will Be Under Pressure
Stating that antibiotics play a big role in the health system, De Barro said, “Even a simple scratch or giving birth can kill you. Antibiotics are used in the background of all of these. Cancer treatments, surgeries, diabetes.
If the misuse continues, the health system will be under great pressure, as we have seen in Covid, “he said.
700 Thousand Deaths A Year
Explaining that social distance, which is the biggest weapon against coronavirus, does not work against antibiotic resistance, De Barro emphasized that bacteria are found in food, water, air and on all surfaces that are contacted daily. According to CSIRO’s study, antibiotic resistance currently causes 700,000 deaths a year. If it is not prevented, this number is predicted to reach 10 million annually worldwide.