Experiments and research show bacteria with this resistance originated in animals, pigs to be exact, but now are effecting humans as well. Animal feed contains strong antibiotics for product preservation and animal health. This exposure of antibiotics has promoted bacterial resistance in pigs, as bacteria develop and adapt to survive. The same enterobacteriaceae are now effecting people in China. This could cause widespread epidemic, and no drug could stop the bacteria from affecting massive population around the globe.
Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is a major concern. Dr. Bruce Hirsch, an infectious disease specialist, sums up our responsibility to prevent major crisis and antibiotic resistance. He states, "If you don't need antibiotics, don't take them…you are only giving bacteria more practice." Let us be wise.
Original Article: New Gene for Antibiotic Resistance
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