Antibiotic resistance developing in Channel Islanders?
The government of Jersey is concerned that the islanders are developing resistance to antibiotics.
Around 250 people get a prescription for an antibiotics in Jersey every day. This represents a prescription rate 25% higher than in England.
The Jersey government is encouraging islanders to be more cautious in taking antibiotics to help prevent resistance developing :
“We can’t stop antibiotic resistance but we can slow it down by preserving the antibiotics we currently have for now and future generations. We need to act fast and together before we enter an era where no antibiotics work.”