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Farm Antibiotics Spur Antibiotic-Resistant Disease in Humans

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  • Experts warn that the age of antibiotic drugs is coming to an end, as more and more strains of bacteria are becoming resistant to even our strongest antibiotics
  • Hospital-acquired infections have skyrocketed, now affecting one in 25 patients, and many of these infections are drug resistant
  • Use of antibiotics in healthy livestock account for about 80 percent of all antibiotic use in the US, so in order to halt the growth of antibiotic resistance we must address this source
  • Last year, the CDC published a report admitting that antibiotics used in livestock plays a significant role in antibiotic resistance and “should be phased out”

By Dr. Mercola

Believing an antibiotic can cure severe infection or illness is taken for granted by most people. Unfortunately, there will come a day when this no longer holds true—unless we act quickly.


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