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Global Antibiotic Resistance Is At A Very High Level
Mar 07, 2018

WHO first released antibiotic resistance surveillance data show that high-income and low-income countries against some serious bacterial infections at very high levels of antibiotic resistance.

In October 2015, WHO launched the Global GLOBAL MONITORING SYSTEM (GLASS), which builds on the experience of other WHO monitoring programs. To date, a total of 52 countries (25 high-income countries, 20 middle-income countries and 7 low-income countries) have participated in WHO's global antibiotic monitoring system.

GLASS data show widespread antibiotic resistance among the 500,000 suspected bacterial infections in 22 countries. The most common resistant strains are Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae, followed by Salmonella. The system does not include data on M. tuberculosis drug resistance since WHO has been tracking it since 1994 and providing annual updates in the global tuberculosis report.

In patients with suspected bloodstream infections, the percentage of bacteria that is resistant to at least one of the most commonly used antibiotics varies widely from 0 to 82% across countries. Penicillin, the drug used for decades in the world for the treatment of pneumonia, has a resistance of 0 to 51% in reporting countries. Among E. coli associated with urinary tract infections, 8% -65% are resistant to ciprofloxacin, an antibiotic commonly used to treat these conditions.

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