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December 2001 Issue

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Must Be Curbed Before Its Too Late

Top researchers are finally admitting that what was once a theoretical public health concern, antibiotic resistance, is now a reality. Thatís not news to us. The subject was ENís November 1999 feature, "How Overuse of Antibiotics On Farms Threatens Your Health." We revisited the topic in January. Antibiotic resistance has surfaced once again with the publication in the October 18 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine of three studies on the public health risks associated with the routine use

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