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Death wish: Routine use of vital antibiotics on farms threatens human health

Publié par Clifford Armion le 17/06/2011

Jeremy Laurance

The use of modern antibiotics on British farms has risen dramatically in the past decade, fuelling the development of resistant organisms and weakening the power of human medicine to cure disease.

Three classes of antibiotics rated as "critically important in human medicine" by the World Health Organisation - cephalosporins, fluouroquinolones and macrolides - have increased in use by up to eightfold in the animal population over the past decade.

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"Death wish: Routine use of vital antibiotics on farms threatens human health", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2011. Consulté le 27/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/death-wish-routine-use-of-vital-antibiotics-on-farms-threatens-human-health