I was reading some online articles about antimicrobial resistance in Tanzania and I came across this link
https://bmcinfectdis.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12879-016-2082-1 whose data struck me, and made me ask myself what is the current situation on this matter? considering the fact, these data were collected back from 2013 to 2015. Just to give you a summary:
78 Staphylococcus aureus tested, 27 (34.6%) were found to be methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Rates of resistance of Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli isolates to third-generation cephalosporins were 38.5% (25/65) and 29.3% (12/41) respectively.
Nine of the 23 Salmonella species isolates (39%) were found to be resistant to third-generation cephalosporins.
The resistance rate of gram-negative bacteria to third-generation cephalosporins increased from 26.5% in 2014 to 57.9% in 2015 (p = 0.004)
What are your thoughts concerning the data above?
How serious do you think the situation is right now regarding Antimicrobial Resistance, considering the time factor from when this research took place?
What is its impact on health systems?