Launching World Antibiotics Awareness Week 2016 in China

Launching World Antibiotics Awareness Week 2016 in China

Media Release

BEIJING, 14 NOVEMBER 2016

The discovery of antibiotics almost ninety years ago changed the course of modern medicine, giving doctors the ability to treat previously fatal infections. Millions of lives have been saved as a result. However, antibiotics have become a victim of their own success by being used too frequently, and often unnecessarily – in both human and animal health. This has led to the emergence of new kinds of bacteria which are resistant to antibiotic treatments. The phenomenon of antibiotic resistance threatens the health and lives of everyone, the environment, as well as the sustainability of our food and agriculture production systems...

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