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According to doctors, in Russia there is no control over the use of antibiotics in agriculture. It’s no secret that poultry is grown on antibiotics. Any chicken we eat is antibiotics. Moreover, chicken is grown on the same drugs that people then try to be treated for diseases. And they often try, unfortunately, without success.

At least some state control over antibiotics

“This year Russia for the first time joined the European Day for the Knowledge of Antibiotics,” stated Sergey Yakovlev, president of the All-Union Public Organization “Alliance of Clinical Chemotherapists and Microbiologists”. According to studies, the resistance (i.e. resistance) of pathogens to antibiotics in some regions of the Russian Federation reached 30 %. According to WHO recommendations, an antibiotic is not prescribed in those regions where resistance to it reaches 10%. At least some kind of state control is needed, ”Yakovlev believes.“ In the agricultural industry, the same antibiotics are used as in medicine, unfortunately. “

See also: Antibiotics: pros and cons

It became almost impossible to cure tonsillitis with antibiotics

According to the director of the Institute of Clinical Pharmacology Vladimir Rafalsky, most often Russians are treated with antibiotics for diseases of the upper respiratory tract. In second place are the urinary tract and genital infection. And if the situation with the treatment of genitourinary infections is more or less normal, then it is becoming more difficult to cure a sore throat: most pathogens in the last 15 years have become resistant to antibiotics – tetracycline drugs and macrolides.

See also: Why did microbes love antibiotics?

Genitourinary infection forced to be treated with antibiotics simultaneously

Resistance to a number of antibiotics of pyogenic streptococcus, which usually causes bacterial tonsillitis, accompanied by joint damage and other consequences, is highest in Siberia: in Irkutsk it is 28.2%, in Tomsk – 15%.

“Genitourinary infection, it’s easier with her,” said Rafalsky. So, syphilis is still treated with the most ancient antibiotic – penicillin. And although Russia already lost the world championship in syphilis, which it held in the 1990s, transferring it to Moldova, the incidence of syphilis in our country is almost ten times higher than in the EU and the USA, the adviser for the drug policy program in the CIS of the WHO European Office recalled. Vladimir Shukhov. But gonorrhea has already passed into the category of intractable diseases resistant to antibiotics. And this is the merit of the Ministry of Health. “According to the recommendations of the Ministry of Health, sexually transmitted infections should be treated simultaneously, with one injection of an antibiotic,” Shukhov explains. “They say that the patient will not come a second time. And if you prescribe him a course of injections for a week or two, he will not be treated. Therefore, with one injection. And to 90% success. ”

Pricked anti-gonorrhea antibiotics fluoroquinolone group. According to the same scheme, they treated for gonorrhea in China. As a result, over five years, the resistance of gonorrhea to this antibiotic has grown to 70%. This is according to Chinese statistics. Nobody counted here.

Now all fluoroquinolone antibiotics are excluded from WHO recommendations. “And other whole groups of antibiotics are excluded from the recommendations. Only cephalosporins remain,” said Shukhov. “But until recently it was believed that gonococcal infection was a trifling affair! This lightness ended. Thank God, although syphilis is still being treated, it still does not show resistance. This happiness”.

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