Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

: 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1094--1095

What could be done in order to prevent antibiotic resistance nationally and internationally?

Ali Mehrabi Tavana 
 Health Management Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Ali Mehrabi Tavana
Health Management Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran

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Tavana AM. What could be done in order to prevent antibiotic resistance nationally and internationally?.Ann Trop Med Public Health 2017;10:1094-1095

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Antimicrobial resistance is a public health concern due to not effective prevention and treatment in wide range of infections caused by bacteria (i.e., MDR-TB, XDR-TB), parasites (Malaria resistance to Chloroquine), viruses (i.e., HIV and Influenza A, H1N1), and fungi.[1],[2],[3] There are several mechanisms in implementation of bacteria resistance against antibiotics.[4] In this letter to editor I am not going to explain that. In fact, I am looking for several insufficient manual or protocol which leads to antibiotic resistance worldwide. The number of antibiotic resistance diseases has been increased sharply.[5] Noting can be done with previous protocol; perhaps much national and international antibiotic resistance must be revised not annually, but also monthly or even daily for each particular disease (i.e., Pneumococcal infection [6],[7],[8] or other agents.[9],[10]

Because the speed of antibiotic consumption for controlling of different infectious is fast too. Appropriate prescription of medicine by doctors and adequate consumption of that by patient and alert of antibiotic resistance by clinical laboratories must be monitored by health authorizes in order to prevent the problems of antibiotic resistance. Finally I would like to suggest creation of antibiotic resistance committee in all countries may be useful and that must be coordinate nationally and internationally by supervision of international health organization and exchange their opinion usually in order to prevent the mortality and morbidity related the problems anyway.

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