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A Farm-Load of Problems: Why an Animal’s Daily Dose Might be Killing You

A Farm-Load of Problems: Why an Animal’s Daily Dose Might be Killing You

Antibiotics are as close to a ‘cure-all’ as we have.  Since Fleming’s discover of penicillin in 1929, numerous types of antibiotics have been developed to treat numerous types of illness, from everyday throat infections to life-threatening problems like pneumonia.  However, they are far from perfect.  One of the dangers of antibiotics is the development of resistance – and if we become completely resistant, we could see ourselves taking a step back in time, to a place where people die from even the most common infections.  The worrying thing is, we are getting closer to that truth every single day.  The bacteria that causes infections are becoming more and more resistant to more and more types of antibiotics and it is becoming an epidemic that we should be more concerned about.  The question is though, why are we becoming so resistant and how can we stop it?

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