“Increasing threat of animal-to-human diseases – and antibiotic resistance”
“Zoonotic diseases and misuse of antibiotics in animals and humans resulting in antimicrobial resistance(AMR) are converging in Asia-Pacific countries with potential deadly effects, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warned today.
‘Superbugs’, otherwise known as multiple-drug resistant bacteria, are on the rise worldwide, threatening the last lines of defence in treating humans and endangering food production systems because of the indiscriminate use of antimicrobials in livestock, including use of ‘last hope’ antibiotics such as Colistin in clinics, food and farming.”
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