Antibiotics resistance breaks global boundaries
According to the World Health Organization , antibiotics resistance needs to be tackled by better control over how these medicines are prescribed, and by reducing antibiotics use in livestock farming.
So far, only antibiotics for Gram negative organisms have completely surpassed planetary boundaries, the study found.
She said it would be important to manage both, and to recognise that interactions between resistant and susceptible organisms is complex.The Living with Resistance is now seeking to determine how to bring antibiotics resistance back down to the planetary safe space.
“We are at a very high risk where we now see resistance to all antibiotics that work against Gram negative bacteria.” Peter Søgaard Jørgensen, Royal Swedish Academy of SciencesRelated topics HealthMedicineDisease[STOCKHOLM] Global use of antibiotics and pesticides is outside the planetary safe zone, risking widespread resistance to both, according to a study published last week.In terms of antibiotics resistance, the international Living with Resistance project judges that the Gram negative class of bacteria—which includes diseases such as E.coli, salmonella and gonorrhoea—has surpassed what it considers to be safe planetary boundaries.
They explained that benign bacteria and organisms should be seen as an ecosystem service.