COVID patients receiving antibiotics worsened global antimicrobial resistance
Over the course of the pandemic, millions of people around the world have been admitted to hospitals with COVID-19. And, because coronavirus symptoms can be hard to distinguish from pneumonia and other bacterial infections, many of these patients are prescribed broad-spectrum antibiotics.
In a recent published study, researchers with Alberta’s Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) – One Health Consortium have found this common hospital practice may be acting “as a catalyst” to increase global antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
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