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Crucial antibiotics still used on US farms despite public health fears

19.09.2018
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Tests at meat packing plants show no reduction in drugs, a year after new rules to clamp down on overuseAntibiotics crucial to human medicine are still being used in "unacceptable" quantities on US livestock farms, despite rules brought in last year to curb their use and combat the spread of deadly superbugs.Tests on thousands of meat samples by the US Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) show that powerful antibiotics classified as "critically important" to human health are still being used. The widespread use of such drugs on livestock is one of the key drivers of antibiotic resistance, a growing public health crisis. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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