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Use antibiotics wisely to combat rising drug resistance
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9 November 2017, Geneva/Rome/Paris--- In the lead-up to World Antibiotic Awareness Week (13-19 November 2017), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are together calling for responsible use of antibiotics in humans and animals to help reduce the emergence of antibiotic resistance.

Antibiotic resistance is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world and threatening our ability to treat common infectious diseases. Infections affecting people – including pneumonia, tuberculosis, blood poisoning and gonorrhoea – and animals alike are becoming harder, and sometimes impossible, to treat as antibiotics become less effective.

Dr. Juan Lubroth, FAO’s Chief Veterinary Officer, elaborates on the expectations for this World Antibiotic Awareness Week (Interview conducted by Murielle Sarr).
2min. 02sec.
Topic(s): Animals & livestock, Antimicrobial Resistance, Pests & diseases
Produced by: Murielle Sarr, FAO
 
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