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Antibiotic resistance in remote Indigenous communities up to 50 percent

Antibiotic resistance in remote Indigenous communities up to 50 percent

June 18, 2019 Australia’s infectious disease experts are urgently calling for high rates of antibiotic resistance in remote Indigenous communities to be addressed before communities come to a point where there are no treatment options available. Research has shown these communities have the highest rates nationwide of antibiotic resistance to bacteria like golden staph, which ... Read More
 
Antibiotic resistance still poses substantial risk despite fall in antibiotic use, report finds

Antibiotic resistance still poses substantial risk despite fall in antibiotic use, report finds

May 9th 2019 Campaigns pushing for Australians to stop taking antibiotics unnecessarily are beginning to cut through, as new data reveals the nation’s antibiotic use has fallen for the first time in two decades. The same research found antibiotics are still being over prescribed and misused, causing several dangerous bacteria to grow increasingly resistant to ... Read More