AN­TIBI­OTIC RE­SIS­TANCE

BBC Earth (Asia) - - Science -

The dis­cov­ery of peni­cillin in 1928 changed the world: an in­fec­tion was no longer a death sen­tence but a mi­nor in­con­ve­nience. But the over­pre­scrip­tion of an­tibi­otics, com­bined with the meat in­dus­try’s fond­ness for rou­tine an­tibi­otic in­jec­tions into healthy an­i­mals, has bred an in­creas­ing num­ber of su­per­bugs that are im­mune to our strong­est medicines.

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