Published in AIDS Weekly, February 21st, 2005
"Recent qualitative analyses warn of potential future human health risks from emergence of antibiotic resistance in food-borne pathogens due to the use of similar antimicrobial drugs in both food animals and human medicine.
"While historical data suggest that human health risks from some animal antimicrobials, such as virginiamycin (VM), have remained low (McDonald et al, 2001), there is a widespread concern that 'resistance epidemics' or endemics could arise in the future," scientists writing in the journal Risk Analysis report.
"How reassuring is...
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