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Infection Control in the Post-Antibiotic Era

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Antibiotic resistance by pathogenic microorganisms has become a major clinical and public health problem in the 21st century. Countries across the world are faced with restricted healthcare resources, high demand for modern drugs and increasing antimicrobial resistance. This escalation in antibiotic resistance is attributed to the misuse and over use of antibiotics, poor isolation practices and long hospital stay of patients who then become susceptible to nosocomial infection. The misuse and overuse of antibiotics is now generating resistance to almost all classes. However, it is pertinent to emphasize that even with the pervasive nature of antibiotic resistance worldwide; infections acquired by patients in the hospital must be treated. Thus, this review article proposes some control options and recommendations to protect us against resistant bacterial strains.
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  • Department of Microbiology, Federal University Lafia Nasarawa State Nigeria
  • Department of Microbiology, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
  • Department of Microbiology, Federal University Lafia Nasarawa State Nigeria
  • Department of Microbiology, Federal University Lafia Nasarawa State Nigeria
  • Department of Microbiology, Federal University Lafia Nasarawa State Nigeria
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