WHO warns of antimicrobial misuse leading to deaths
The World Health Organization warns of the dangers of antimicrobial misuse, predicting 5.2 million deaths in the Western Pacific region due to drug-resistant bacterial infections by 2030. Regina Berba, from the Philippine General Hospital, emphasizes the importance of consulting a doctor for infections, as not all are bacterial. Misuse can lead to antimicrobial resistance, making infections harder to treat. The Philippines has strict regulations against selling antibiotics without a prescription.