Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in Schoolchildren: Need to Raise Awareness about Antibiotic Use

Author's: Asfa Ashraf1,2*, Iqra Iqbal3
Authors' Affiliations
1 The School of Life Sciences, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350117, China.2Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Narowal (Noor Kot 51770), Pakistan.3Department of Zoology, Government College Women University Sialkot, Pakistan.*CorrespondenceAsfa AshrafEmail:sundausnaeem@yahoo.com
Article Type: Perspective     Published: Jul. 31, 2021 Pages: 44-46
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Abstract

Antibiotic resistance in bacteria continues to evolve and represent an ever-increasing danger in all populations, including children. Resistant bacteria are making effective treatment of common infections more and more challenging and children are especially vulnerable. Multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs) on a global level in all people, including children, are associated with significant morbidity and mortality in affected individuals. In this issue, Edrees and Anbar report the prevalence and antibiotics susceptibility of Streptococcus pyogenes among schoolchildren. Recognition of this global public health threat may allow for timely strategies in prevention and treatment. A heightened awareness and targeted resources, especially those dedicated to the health of children, are essential to halt the spread of these menacing pathogens in schoolchildren.

Keywords

Antibiotic resistance,

Bacteria,

Awareness,

Schoolchildren.

Authors’ Contribution

AA designed; AA and II wrote and revised the paper.

How to cite

Ashraf, A., Iqbal, I., 2021. Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in Schoolchildren: Need to Raise Awareness about Antibiotic Use. PSM Vet. Res., 6(2): 44-46.