Scientists call the place where will appear the most dangerous superbugs
India in the near future can become the main “incubator” superbugs, immune to all antibiotics, if the authorities will not prevent the sale of untested and unapproved antibiotics, according to a paper published in the journal BJCP.
“The sale of illegal and untested antibiotics undermines all efforts to combat the growing resistance of microbes to their action which are held by Indian authorities. Multinationals need to explain why they sell in India products that have not only not been approved in their own homeland, but has not been verified by the regulatory authorities in India,” said Patricia Mcgettigan (Patricia McGettigan) from Queen Mary University in London (UK).
In recent years, professionals are more and more it becomes a problem of occurrence of so-called “superbugs” — germs resistant to one or more antibiotics.
Among them are rare pathogens and very common and dangerous pathogens, such as Staphylococcus aureus (Staphilococcus aureus) or Streptococcus pneumoniae (Klebsiella pneumoniae). There is a real danger that all antibiotics will lose their effectiveness and medicine back to the dark ages.NewsThe evolution of bacteria captured on video
The main “incubators” of such microbes, as scientists believe today, are the hospitals and livestock farms, where antibiotics are used to accelerate the growth of beef cattle. And on farms, and in hospitals there are large number of potential infections, and the bacteria, and antibiotics, causing them to evolve and not giving a “normal” bacteria to crowd out less prolific superbugs.
Another major hotbed of such invulnerable bacilli, as predicted Mcgettigan and her colleagues, may be India, where there are several strains of these microbes and where, as scientists have discovered, are being widely used has not yet been approved or denied antibiotics.