Antibiotic use in livestock drives resistance in humans

Liz Meszaros, MDLinx

Superbugs and Superdrugs USA

Iselin, New Jersey, United States | November 13-14, 2017

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Iselin, NJ, November 13, 2017--Antibiotic resistance in animals contributes to antibiotic resistance in humans through several avenues, and is one of the primary factors contributing to worldwide antibiotic resistance.

"Any exposure to an antibiotic is a way to generate resistance. And those bacteria--the resistant ones--wind up out in the water supply, they wind up circulating in the world, and they ultimately wind up coming back into the food that you and I eat or the water that we drink, " said John H. Rex, MD, FACP, chief medical officer, F2G Ltd., Manchester, UK.

 

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