Antibiotic-resistant infections a threat to the economy
Globally, humanity’s defences against infection are wearing thinner by the day, as the microbes responsible for giving diseases are increasingly becoming stronger leading to Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). Microbes are germs that causes infectious diseases and can include viruses, bacteria and parasites.
As such, there is need for governments from across the world to find lasting solutions, through research and relevant policy formulation and controls, aimed at averting the potential hazard that AMR pose to their respective public health systems and economies.
For Zimbabwe, the effects and impact of AMR were evident during the 2018 Cholera Outbreak. Zimbabwe experienced a large cholera outbreak, between September 4, 2018, to March 12, 2019, which was caused by a highly resistant Vibrio cholerae strain, to nearly all antibiotics.
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