The Prospect of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

The spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria as reported in this Reuters story, U.S. sees first case of bacteria resistant to all antibiotics, is a terrifying prospect. Hopefully though this strain will remain contained as an isolated incident in Pennsylvania and not travel to the Midwest and beyond.

Our best defense against the rise of these superbugs is education, awareness and partnership with our community’s top-notch medical professionals and resources to ensure we avoid the over-prescribing and misuse of antibiotics. To learn more about when and why to seek out antibiotics and how to avoid in the first place common infections requiring treatment with antibiotics, please see Make It Better’s articles here:

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