Decrease antibiotics use – test for pathogens first

 

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health and food safety today. Persistent overuse and misuse of antibiotics have encouraged the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistant pathogens. As a result, a growing number of infections such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, gonorrhoea, and salmonellosis are harder to treat as antibiotics might become ineffective.

Fortunately, healthcare professionals can help reduce inappropriate antibiotic use and encourage best practices among the general public in order to avoid further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistant pathogens. On the occasion of World Antibiotic Awareness Week (12– 18 November, 2018), before prescribing antibiotics as a default solution to every disease – make conscientious choices for molecular diagnostics testing to uncover the microbial cause of a disease first.

Rapid detection of the etiologic agent is crucial for prompt and adequate treatment of patients with infectious diseases. Fast Track Diagnostics, A Siemens Healthineers Company offers syndromic multiplexing kits for sensitive and reliable detection of pathogens at an excellent specificity rate of 98.08%*! Help us fight antibiotic resistance with accurate diagnostics of infectious diseases.

 

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References:

http://www.who.int/

* cumulative QCMD results since 2012