Antibiotic Resistance: A Tragedy of the Common

Sojid bin Zaman; Awlad Hussain; Naznin Hossain; Zhang Xiaoying

Antibiotics due to their resistance to bacteria, fail to act and therefore, millions of human lives can gravely suffer. Human‘s tendency and dependency to overuse the antibiotics can be the main reason for drug resistance. This literature used advanced search of literatures to find out the evidence of people‘s attitude to antibiotics. Non-compliance with the recommended antibiotic course, patient‘s request to prescribe antibiotic, misperception, and ignorance in overusing the antibiotic are the prominent attitude among the patients. Health education and strategic implementation of different programs addressing on antibiotic use are necessary. Integrated global initiatives are demanded to solve this public health hazard.

Public Attitudes, Antibiotic resistance


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