Antimicrobial resistance is a major threat to public health

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Authors: Richard Wise, Tony Hart, Otto Cars, Marc Streulens, Reinen Helmuth and Pentti Huovinen
Date: Sept. 5, 1998
From: British Medical Journal(Vol. 317, Issue 7159)
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.
Document Type: Article
Length: 1,580 words
Abstract :

The increasing presence of microbial resistance to antibiotics is a cause for major concern about the threat it presents to public health. The ironic aspect of this major threat is that it has been and is largely preventable. Overuse of antibiotics is a primary cause of the problem, and it is probable that up to 75% of both agricultural and human use is unnecessary. There are alternative methods for reducing sickness and death in livestock production. Watchfulness for resistance is necessary to help plan a way to avoid possible disaster.

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Wise, Richard, et al. "Antimicrobial resistance is a major threat to public health." British Medical Journal, 5 Sept. 1998, p. 609+. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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