It is first time ever that World Health Organization (WHO) published a list of antibiotic-resistant pathogenic bacteria against which newer antibiotics are urgently required. Unfortunately, if newer antibiotics are not going to discover then even a minor infection could lead to death, which could be a horrible era for mankind.
Most antibiotics resistant bacteria are of gram negative type and belong to 12 different bacterial families as suggested by WHO. This is an urgent call by WHO for researchers to discover new sensitive antibiotics because we are running out of existing treatment choices.
WHO has categorized the priority pathogens into three different classes such as;
|Sr#||Priority Level||Type of Resistant Bacteria|
|1||1 (Critical)||Acinetobacter baumannii, carbapenem-resistant|
|Pseudomonas aeruginosa, carbapenem-resistant|
|Enterobacteriaceae, carbapenem-resistant, ESBL-producing|
|2||2 (High)||Enterococcus faecium, vancomycin-resistant|
|Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin-resistant, vancomycin-intermediate and resistant|
|Helicobacter pylori, clarithromycin-resistant|
|Campylobacter spp., fluoroquinolone-resistant|
|Neisseria gonorrhoeae, cephalosporin-resistant, fluoroquinolone-resistant|
|3||3 (Medium)||Streptococcus pneumoniae, penicillin-non-susceptible|
|Haemophilus influenzae, ampicillin-resistant|
|Shigella spp., fluoroquinolone-resistant|