Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Now Is The Time To Address Antibiotic Resistance

By Coleen Elkins

Findings of The World Health Organization warned last week that resistance to antibiotics has become a "major threat to the public".  The study goes on to say that wonder drugs are losing their power making infections untreatable. This is not the first warning and the problem is worldwide. 

The cause is overuse of antibiotics and it has continued for decades. Bacteria have built a resistance to the drug causing the drug to lose it's power in fighting infections. This resistance is growing faster than new drugs can be created. 

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