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Antibiotic resistance: don’t blame patients

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l1218 (Published 19 March 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l1218

Re: Antibiotic resistance: don’t blame patients

The WHO has written about antibiotic resistance and has always included the part played by antibiotics in animal feeds which, I believe, has been ongoing for some decades. It is quite possible that bacterial resistance produced in animals can be transferred to humans.

1. Global Principles For The Containment Of Antimicrobial Resistance In Animals Intended For Food. WHO/CDS/CSR/APH/2000.4
2. https://www.scielosp.org/article/bwho/2011.w89n5/390-392/The WHO Package To Combat Antimicrobial Resistance.

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21 March 2019
John R Evans
Retired
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Angus, Scotland