COVID-19 aggravates antibiotic misuse in India

(Washington University in St. Louis) Antibiotic sales soared during India's first surge of COVID-19, suggesting that the drugs were inappropriately used to treat mild and moderate COVID-19 infections, according to research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The excessive usage is especially concerning because antibiotic overuse increases the risk for drug-resistant infections -- not just in India, but worldwide.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news