WHO warning: Excessive use of antibiotics in Covid-19-patients

The Coronavirus pandemic holds the entire world in suspense: more than five million people were infected worldwide with the novel pathogen, Sars-CoV-2 – 182.055 of them so far in Germany.

The world health organization (WHO) has warned of an increase in the number of deaths in the Corona-crisis due to the excessive use of antibiotics. The greatly increased administration of antibiotics will lead to increasing resistance of bacteria against these agents, said the WHO Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday in an Online press conference. This would increase during the pandemic, and then the illnesses and deaths due to bacterial infections.

According to the WHO, only a small proportion of patients with the novel Coronavirus-induced lung disease Covid-19 needs antibiotics, bacterial monitoring to treat infections of the disease. In a guide for Doctors, the UN recommends that sub-organization, the administration of antibiotics in Covid-19-patients with moderate disease course, as long as no concrete is suspected, a bacterial infection.

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