WHO calls to be alert for four new superbugs resistant to antibiotics

lWHO alerted about four new superbacteria which are dangerously resistant to antibiotics and could cause death by making treatments difficult.

This is why they have once again called on the international population to avoid self-medication because this causes the new bacteria to become more powerful.

What are the new superbugs according to the WHO?

The World Health Organization (WHO) published a new list of priority bacterial pathogens by 2024, in which it eliminated five combinations of pathogens and antibiotic drugs that had been included since 2017, but added four new superbugs:

Enterobacteriales: resistant to third generation cephalosporins.

Streptococci group A: resistant to macrolides.

Streptococci group B: resistant to penicillin.

Mycobacterium tuberculosis: resistant to rifampicin.

In the high priority section,They include salmonella and shigella, with a high incidence according to the WHO in developing countries, and others that often cause infections in places where health services are offered, such as pseudomonas aeruginosa or staphylococcus aureus.

What are the most dangerous superbacteria worldwide, according to the WHO?

For a few years now,The following superbacteria are no longer easy to controlbecoming the pathogens that cause the most deaths worldwide, which include the following:

Escherichia coli

Staphylococcus aureus

Klebsiella pneumoniae

Streptococcus pneumoniae

Acinetobacter baumannii

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Enterococcus faecium

Salmonella typhimurium

Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Staphylococcus epidermidis

Clostridium difficile

According to the WHO, The appearance of new superbacteria is caused by the abuse of antibiotics, probably during the Covid-19 pandemic where these types of medications were used excessively to treat this disease.

What is antibiotic resistance?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Antibiotic resistance happens when microbes can no longer respond to antibiotics which were originally created to eliminate them.

Many people believe that antibiotic resistance is generated by the human body, but this is not the case. Rather, this phenomenon refers to the fact that microbes generate their own resistance. which causes them to multiply and not be eliminated, causing potentially fatal infections.

In fact, experts say that infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria are very difficult and, in some cases, impossible to treat.

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