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Which of the Following Are The Reasons For The Occurrence of Multi-Drug Resistance in Microbial Pathogens in India?

Which of the following are the reasons for the occurrence of multi-drug resistance in microbial pathogens in India?

  1. Genetic predisposition of some people
  2. Taking incorrect doses of antibiotics to cure diseases
  3. Using antibiotics in livestock farming
  4. Multiple chronic diseases in some people

Select the correct answer using the code given below.(2019)

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3

c) 1, 3 and 4

d) 2, 3 and 4

Answer: B
As per WHO, the high volume of antibiotics in food-producing animals contributes to the development of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, particularly in settings of intensive animal production.

Taking incorrect doses also leads to the development of MDR.

Genetic predisposition and chronic diseases doesn’t seem to have direct correlation with MDR


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