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WHO highlights misunderstanding about antibiotic resistance in India

Study: Around 75 per cent of Indians who took part in a WHO survey think, that colds and flu can be treated with antibiotics.According to WHO, their perception is incorrect. Sharing the findings of a multi-country survey, WHO said that misunderstanding about antibiotic resistance poses a threat to public health while many also do not understand how to prevent it from growing.The survey, conducted in 12 countries and released in Geneva, also said that in India, only 58 per cent of the respondents knew that they should stop taking antibiotics only when they finish the course as directed.

Antimicrobial resistance is an important issue that India needs to focus on. To  know more, read our previous article on this issue.

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