Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 2nd, 1998
Possibly, if measures aren't taken immediately to contain the growing misuse and over- prescription of antibiotics, according to a commentary in the journal Science by R.J. Williams on behalf of the World Health Organization (WHO) ("Containment of Antibiotic Resistance," Science, February 20, 1998).
The WHO proposes a three-pronged approach to containing resistance that includes improving the use of antibiotics in human medicine, reducing or eliminating uses other than in human medicine (such as in animals), and reducing the spread of...
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