20.11.2017

    Imagine a world where a small cut on your finger or a routine hip replacement surgery could prove fatal. This is the future humanity is facing unless the use and abuse of antibiotics is curbed in both humans and animals, experts have warned. “The world is running out of antimicrobials,” said Maria Helena Semedo, deputy director-general at the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). “Without global action, lives and livelihoods could be under threat.” Antimicrobials are drugs, including antibiotics, that destroy dangerous pathogens and are essential for human and animal health and the production of food. But infections resistant to drugs due to their overuse could kill as many as 10 million people a year by 2050 – posing the greatest threat to human health, says the World Health Organisation. The use of antibiotics on farms in populous...
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Fears mount over killer superbugs, but simple steps on farms can help

Imagine a world where a small cut on your finger or a routine hip replacement surgery could prove fatal. This is the future humanity is facing unless the use and abuse of antibiotics is curbed in both humans and animals, experts have warned. “The world is running out of...

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Fears mount over killer superbugs, but simple steps on farms can help

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