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Overuse of animal antibiotics could affect humans

Scientists have warned the overuse of antibiotics on animals could put human health at risk after they found evidence that drug resistant MRSA had been passed between animals and humans.

The warning comes as the European Union considers restrictions on the use of antibiotic treatments on farm animals.

Tom Heap reports.

This report includes contributions from Dr Mark Holmes from the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, Richard Young from the Soil Association and Keith Warner from the British Poultry Association.

  • 27 Nov 2011
  • From the section Health
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