Medical News / From ECCMID 2022 - COVID-19 Pandemic May Have Accelerated Antimicrobial Resistance

During the pandemic, antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections increased in hospitalized patients who tested positive or negative for COVID-19. One study, presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), examined how the COVID-19 pandemic affected the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Increased use of antibiotics during the pandemic reportedly caused AMR secondary infections, so investigators sought to verify or disprove the theory that AMR increased with the outbreak of COVID-19. Source: MDMag To view the third party content, kindly click on the link below or read more. You will then leave this site and enter a third party site.

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