How to make a better antibiotic for patients in salmonella outbreak
A new report on the effects of antibiotic use in patients with Salmonella infection is promising new ways to fight the outbreak, but it raises the question of whether those who use antibiotics can safely tolerate them.
According to the report published on Wednesday by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the U.S. government has approved more than 50,000 antibiotic prescriptions for patients with salmonellosis, but the number of patients with active infections has been relatively small.
Of the people who have been treated with an antibiotic prescription since September, only about 4,000 have actually died from the illness.
About one-third of the people treated with antibiotics in that period died.
The findings come amid mounting concern over the use of antibiotics in the United States as the number and severity of cases in the country has skyrocketed.
As a result of the increased use of antimicrobial drugs, the number with saline and other types of infections is increasing rapidly.
The ASM report cites research showing that antibiotic prescriptions are used by about 40 percent of Americans over the age of 18, and that the number is increasing by more than 400 percent over the last five years.
The authors say the rise in prescription rates is not surprising, since people have been prescribing antibiotics for a variety of reasons over the years.
“The use of antibiotic prescriptions in the U, especially over the past decade, has been driven by a growing concern about the development of new antibiotics that have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA,” the report said.
The ASM also found that the use and abuse of antibiotics has become a serious public health problem in the past few years.
According the report, the average amount of antibiotics administered in the US is nearly five times higher than it was in 2008.
The amount of the drugs prescribed is growing at a faster rate than the amount of people getting them.
The report also cited the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the emergence of new antibiotic-resistance strains.
The authors point to the emergence in recent years of strains that have resistant properties to the most common antibiotics.
These strains are not able to kill bacteria but can cause severe disease.
The researchers also say the antibiotic-use has increased at a rate that is similar to the number who have died from infections caused by bacteria.
While the report highlights the rise, it does not make any recommendations on how to fight infections caused during the current outbreak.
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has recommended that the U and its partners in the international community work together to develop a “new global approach to antibiotic use” and to promote the development and use of alternative antibiotics, such as sulfas and cephalosporins, to combat salmonello infections.
According a recent report by the FAO, a total of 5.7 million people in the world have been exposed to Salmonellae infections, with the vast majority of infections being contracted in developing countries.
The United States, the top country in terms of salmonelleria cases, accounts for almost half of all the cases, with 3.2 million people infected.
The study noted that more than 3.5 million Americans had previously had their lives threatened because of their salmonelerosis, with another 535,000 cases reported in the state of Indiana.