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When did so many bacteria get resistance to common antibiotics? Is this a problem only in the us?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine

In brief: Humans/animals

The resistant bugs are thought to be due to improper use of antibiotics (taking them for viruses, or taking them for a "cold", or not finishing course).
It's also thought to be due to the amount of antibiotics fed to our cattle and livestock. This is not just a problem in the us, but for certain strains of bacteria, resistance is worse in other countries.

In brief: Humans/animals

The resistant bugs are thought to be due to improper use of antibiotics (taking them for viruses, or taking them for a "cold", or not finishing course).
It's also thought to be due to the amount of antibiotics fed to our cattle and livestock. This is not just a problem in the us, but for certain strains of bacteria, resistance is worse in other countries.
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