WHO Report: Half of the World Cannot Battle Against Deadly Superbug Outbreaks


Only a few countries have proper national plans to battles against outbreak of antibiotic resistance, latest WHO report proposes.

Recently, The World Health Organization carried out a survey to determine how countries respond to “Superbug” outbreak.

The outcome of the survey shows that only 133 countries are capable enough to address the significant health issue. The health systems of these countries are way better and organized than the others.

Keiji Fukuda, assistant director general for health security at WHO, talked about the issue. He states that it is one of the complex challenges of these days. Most of the microbes, virus and parasites have turned into anti-biotic resistant.

Antimicrobial drugs refer to a group of drugs that includes antiviral, antifungal, and antiprotozoals. They are usually used to treat infections such as HIV, tuberculosis and pneumonia.

According to the report from Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, superbug infection kills 23,000 above people in the United States.

Sadly, majority of the countries would not be able to respond properly in case any super bug outbreak emerges. The disorganized infrastructure, inadequate laboratory and data management system are the primary reasons behind it.  These factors make it difficult for government to detect diseases trend and outbreaks.

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