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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Hundreds of Health Professionals to Obama: Act on 'Superbugs' Now

Staphylococcus aureus - Antibiotics Test plate
Staphylococcus aureus - Antibiotics Test plate (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A group of nearly 800 health professionals has sent a letter to President Obama urging him to take action on the rampant overuse and misuse of antibiotics in livestock which has contributed to the rise in antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" and poses a massive threat to public health.

 “In our hospitals, and in our communities, antibiotics increasingly are failing to treat drug resistant superbugs,” stated David Wallinga, MD of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and Healthy Food Action. “The huge overuse of these antibiotics on our farms, in meat production, is an important—and unaddressed—contributor to the problem.”

Livestock are given these antibiotics to encourage faster growth and to compensate for the overcrowded, unhealthy conditions the animals are confined to in the industrial agriculture system.  | Common Dreams
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