Title: #Superbugs: It all started as a #sorethroat. That turned into a life-threatening, #drugresistant #infection.
Subject: Antimicrobial Resistance, hypervirulent pathogens.
Source: World Health Organization (WHO), full page: (LINK). via Instagram.
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It all started as a sore throat. That turned into a life-threatening, drug-resistant infection. Matthew Ames's body went into toxic shock and, to save his life, #doctors had to amputate his arms and legs. Matthew beat the odds and survived. “Effectively my limbs were dying from the ends and producing a lot of toxins that were killing my body. That's why my limbs had to be removed to keep me alive and that’s the type of thing that happens if we haven’t got the ability to stem infection. #Superbugs are more super because of what they can do to you. They can be really quite common and what happens if they get out of control—if the common ones get resistant to #antibiotics—then we’re in a lot of trouble." #AntibioticResistance can affect anyone, anywhere. This week is Antibiotic Awareness Week and we will be sharing real-life stories.
Keywords: WHO; Antibiotics; Drugs Resistance.