50% Italy antibiotics consumed in animal farms

SOS resistance, infections pass from animals to humans

(ANSA) - Rome, August 23 - Some 50% of the antibiotics consumed in Italy are used on chicken, turkey and pig farms, according to the national plan on antibiotic resistance issued Friday.
    The plan's authors issued an alarm saying resistance to antibiotics was passed from animals to humans.
    This can happen either via direct contact or via eating meat, they said.
    "This abuse has spread the probelm of antibiotic resistance among animals," they said.
   

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