Tag Archives: Antibiotic

‘Antibiotic overuse in poultry making humans drug-resistant’

‘Antibiotic overuse in poultry making humans drug-resistant’ Researchers from the US based Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP) collected samples from 530 birds in 18 poultry farms in Punjab and tested them for resistance to a range of antibiotic medications critical to human medicine. They found high levels of antibiotic resistant pathogens in chickens being raised for eggs and meat in poultry ... Read More »

Antibiotic Resistance Is Worrisome, but Not Hopeless

Image via iStock A century ago, the top three causes of death were infectious diseases. More than half of all people dying in the United States died because of germs. Today, they account for a few percent of deaths at most. We owe much of that, of course, to antibiotics, which came into use around the middle of the previous ... Read More »