Smart Woman: How To Prevent Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria - BigCountryHomepage.com

The World Health Organization says each year, 2 million people become infected with bacteria resistant to antibiotics and at least twenty-three thousand die from it. Bacterial resistance occurs when someone doesn't finish the full course of their antibiotic because they feel better but the bacteria is still in their body.

"How it can become resistant is that the bacteria that is left over within the body can mutate and so the next round, when they take the same antibiotic, the body is ready for and the bacteria knows what's coming and essentially the antibiotic doesn't work anymore," Sara Labus, a Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center pharmacy student, said.

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