Drug resistance: Does antibiotic use in animals affect human health?

ANA SANDOIU | November 9, 2018

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Antibiotic resistance is a global public health crisis. In this Spotlight feature, we look at the use of antibiotics in animals and its consequences for human health, covering research presented recently at the London Microbiome Meeting. Antibiotic resistance poses a serious threat to public health, both in the United States and globally.

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