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June 19, 2019
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Superbug: Everything you need to know

Superbug is the deadly disease which is the threat greater than Cancer. According to a new report it will kill every three seconds by 2050 and is a drug-resistant disease.

Here is everything you need to know about it,

This disease is drug-resistant i.e. even medicines cannot treat this disease. And according to the experts, the root cause behind this disease is using antibiotics as ‘sweets’.

Basically antibiotics are the drugs which destroy harmful microbes. There are also some other drugs which perform this function, such as antivirals, antimalarial drugs and antifungals. Such kinds of drugs become able to be resisted when microorganisms, like bacteria, viruses, fungi parasites evolve to resist these drugs thus making the drug ineffective.

As a result, standard treatments become ineffective, infections persist and are likely to spread.

This disease occurs because of inappropriate medicine use, involving low-quality medicines, wrong prescriptions, not finishing prescribed course, poor infection prevention and control.

So, here are a few things to do to prevent this disastrous threat. Viral infections should not be treated with antibiotics.

Common infections caused by viruses include: colds, flu, some sore throats, most coughs and bronchitis, many sinus infections and many ear infections.

Furthermore, home medication should be avoided.