The more people kebalnya to antibiotics is increasingly becoming a concern health experts around the world. They worry that in the next few years, our bodies may not be able to defend against some types of bacterial infections.
"If we do not raise awareness to the problem of antibiotic immunity, we may experience a situation where there is little or none at all how to deal with many infectious diseases," said Dr.. Thomas Frieden of the CDC.
People are increasingly resistant to antibiotic drugs. World Health Organization (WHO) reveals that and called the immunity as one of the biggest threats to human health.
Experts say if the problem was not resolved from now, infectious diseases that previously could be treated again with a more severe outbreak.
Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention USA (CDC) called on Congress to respond to the danger posed resistant microbes which could lead to ways of current treatment becomes ineffective. "If we do not raise awareness to the problem of antibiotic immunity, we may experience a situation where there is little or none at all how to deal with many infectious diseases," he said.
Experts fear the more antibiotics used, the less its efficacy. Bacterial genetic mutations that make bacteria resistant to antibiotics is a normal natural process. The process occurs more rapidly, due to excessive use of antibiotics.
Dr. Donald Poretz said that resistant bacteria may result in perebakan several types of malignancies. "Examples are urinary tract infections, skin and lungs," said Dr.. Poretz. "These bacteria cause a variety of different kinds of infection, because bacteria become increasingly resistant. Then, in a more dangerous diseases, like tuberculosis, which is found in many parts of the world, people are given a variety of antibiotics, but instead TB germs become resistant. "
Many drug companies, according to experts, reducing the production of antibiotics, so exacerbating the problem. The use of antibiotics that are less than the dose should result in bacteria that should be eradicated, remained alive and even become stronger.
Dr. Anthony Fauci of the Management Board of Allergy and Infectious Diseases America said many drug companies are only thinking about profits, and reduce or stop the production of antibiotics. "Drug companies tend to favor the production of drugs that takes a lot of people throughout their lives than drugs that only needed a small group of people only for 10 days to two weeks a year," said Fauci.
Experts say solving the problem lies in the effort to provide counseling to patients and physicians, in order to avoid using antibiotics unnecessarily.