06 Jul '18, 10am

Antibiotic resistance and climate change are creating a double-edged sword

Antibiotic resistance is a growing public health crisis in the United States, but this problem has largely been attributed to the over-prescription and use of antibiotic drugs. Routine doses of antibiotics in feed are standard practice in the livestock industry, and up to half of all antibiotics prescribed to people are not needed or are not optimally effective as prescribed. It’s not surprising that outbreaks of antibiotic-resistant infections typically emerge from factory farms, where healthy animals are routinely fed antibiotics to compensate for dangerous conditions, or from healthcare facilities, where antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a major risk . The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that in the United States, over two million people fall sick each year due to antibiotic-resistant infections, resulting in at least 23,000 deaths.

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