Fight against the rise of antibiotic resistance in Europe

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Photo: Verene Münch / pixelio.de

Antibiotic resistance has increased in the past years to the point that now constitutes a serious risk to public health. The lack of effectiveness of existing antibiotics combined with the lack of new antibiotic treatments raises serious concerns and demands a joint response.

In this context, primary prescribers play a crucial role. Being in direct contact with patients on a daily basis, they are best placed to advice on patients’ need for antibiotics.

With seven simple recommendations, the European health professionals raise awareness to primary care prescribers on the prudent and responsible use of antibiotics.

Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) President, Dr. Christophe Buhot said: “Veterinarians together with the other health professions are the gatekeepers of the public health. This is why it is so important to ensure that all of us – doctors, dentists and veterinarians - are equally committed to this goal and promote the same recommendations.”
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