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Antimicrobial Resistance

Updated: Dec 18, 2020


Antimicrobial resistance is what happens when bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi stop responding to medicines. Antimicrobial resistance makes infection a lot harder to treat and increases the risk of spreading to others.

The more resistant bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites become to medicines, the bigger the threat. This results in longer hospital stays, costing more time and money.

The overuse of antibiotics means that they have become less effective. They can’t be used for infections caused by viruses. The more minor conditions that they’re used for the less effective they become for more serious ones.

Antimicrobial resistance is not a change that happens to people’s bodies. It is in fact, something that happens in the bugs, that can then spread to others.

Two ways we can target AMR are to reduce the use of antibiotics, and to reduce the spread of these bugs. Millions of bugs can still live on hands and surfaces that appear clean. Hygiene must be extremely important, especially in healthcare settings.

Whilst we know that hand washing and cleaning is of great importance, now more than ever, there is still the risk of germs spreading from person to person. Especially with certain touch surfaces harbouring deadly bacteria and viruses that are touched by many. Even with extensive cleaning, these germs can still manifest and grow and spread amongst many.

One way to target this problem is to use antimicrobial materials for certain touch surfaces to help reduce the risk of infection.

That’s why here at HYGI-Group we have created a special antimicrobial metal alloy that has been clinically proven to kill 99.9% of bacteria in minutes. Find out more about the science behind our products here.

For more information email us at info@hygi-group.com

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