• Public health promotes antibiotic awareness

    Public health promotes antibiotic awareness0

    The Public Health Department hosted a stall outside the ICC yesterday to raise knowledge about antibiotic awareness. Last week was World Antibiotic Awareness and the campaign encourages best practice among the public, health workers and policy makers, with the intention of preventing the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance Nathan Lightbody, an infection control

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  • Doctors urge patients to take serious approach to antibiotics

    Doctors urge patients to take serious approach to antibiotics0

    Resistance to antibiotics is a growing challenge for doctors across the globe, who are grappling with the problem and urging greater awareness of how the drugs work and why they should not be abused. In Gibraltar, where antibiotic use is above the EU average, doctors are following suit. A multi-professional antimicrobial stewardship team has been

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  • WHO uncovers big national variations in antibiotics consumption

    WHO uncovers big national variations in antibiotics consumption0

    Antibiotics are used far more in some countries than in others, a survey by the World Health Organization showed on Monday, suggesting that urgent action was needed to slash unnecessary consumption of the medicines. In Gibraltar, the Gibraltar Health Authority said it had noted the findings of the study. The Rock’s antibiotic use is higher

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  • Antibiotic resistance ‘to kill 90,000 Britons by 2050’

    Antibiotic resistance ‘to kill 90,000 Britons by 2050’0

    By Ella Pickover, Press Association Health Correspondent More than 90,000 Britons will die due to bugs resistant to treatment with antibiotics over the next three decades, estimates suggest. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) warned that superbug infections will kill around 2.4 million people across Europe, North America and Australia by 2050 unless

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  • GHA steps up mechanisms to detect ‘superbugs’

    GHA steps up mechanisms to detect ‘superbugs’0

    The Gibraltar Health Authority has invested in specialised technology to eradicate ‘superbugs’ resistant to antibiotics, after five patients were found to be carriers of the bacteria. The bacteria, called carbapenem resistant enterobacteriaceae [CRE], were was first detected last year at St Bernard’s Hospital laboratory from a patient who had returned from Xanit hospital. Although a

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