2nd Feature

November 1999 Issue

How Overuse Of Antibiotics On Farms Threatens Your Health: What To Do

Ever since that magic bullet, penicillin, became widely used some 60 years ago, deaths from bacterial infection have plummeted. The problem today? Bacteria are becoming bulletproof.Imagine getting sick with a bug you just can't kick and your doctor can't treat. What should be a simple case of "food poisoning"—usually easily treated with antibiotics—becomes life-threatening because you're infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Impossible? Certainly not. It's happening right now and is one of the

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