Antimicrobial resistance: The major contribution of poor governance and corruption to this growing problem
Antibiotic resistance is a growing international problem. This has led to increasing numbers of serious infections that are very difficult, or sometimes impossible to treat. Increasing resistance involves nearly all bacteria that infect people, including very common ones such as Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. People with infections caused by resistant isolates have much higher death rates as well as increased complications and suffering. Antimicrobial resistance also has important economic costs such as the use of more expensive drugs, waste and increasing the length of hospital stays.