11 Jun 2013

UK to urge global clampdown on antibiotics amid public health fears (The Guardian, June 11 2013)

[Source: The Guardian, full text: (LINK).]

UK to urge global clampdown on antibiotics amid public health fears

‎11 June ‎2013 | Ian Sample, Fiona Harvey, Denis Campbell

Britain to call for G8 action against spread of drug-resistant bacteria by cutting antibiotic use in people, animals and fish. Britain is to urge the G8 to take action against the spread of drug-resistant microbes as medical and veterinary experts warn that co-ordinated international action is needed to prevent soaring rates of potentially lethal infections turning into a public health catastrophe.

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